any of several leguminous trees of the genus Acacia that yield a gum, especially A. nilotica, of tropical Africa.
the gum, pods, or bark of such a tree.
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How to use babul in a sentence
The favourite sites for nests in the United Provinces seem to be babul trees that grow near borrow pits alongside the railroad.A Bird Calendar for Northern India | Douglas Dewar
Little islands dotted the surface, covered with rushes and date palms, the wild plum, and the babul—all growing thickly together.Banked Fires | E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
Toddy palms are most commonly chosen, but in Northern India, where palms are but rarely seen, a babul tree is usually utilised.Birds of the Plains | Douglas Dewar
It interested all the station, and died with two seers of babul-flower honey in its bosom.From Sea to Sea | Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for babul
any of several leguminous trees of the genus Acacia, esp A. arabica of N Africa and India, which bear small yellow flowers and are a source of gum arabic, tannin, and hardwood
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