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bael

[bel, beyl, bahyl] /bɛl, beɪl, baɪl/
noun
1.
a spiny citrus tree, Aegle marmelos, of India.
2.
the hard-shelled, greenish-yellow, edible fruit of this tree.
Also, bel.
Also called Bengal quince.
Origin of bael
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20, bael is from the Hindi word bēl
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bael

/ˈbeɪəl/
noun
1.
a spiny Indian rutaceous tree, Aegle marmelos
2.
the edible thick-shelled fruit of this tree
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi bel
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