[ bel, beyl, bahyl ]
/ bɛl, beɪl, baɪl /


a spiny citrus tree, Aegle marmelos, of India.
the hard-shelled, greenish-yellow, edible fruit of this tree.
Also bel.

Origin of bael

First recorded in 1610–20, bael is from the Hindi word bēl
Also called Bengal quince. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bael

/ (ˈbeɪəl) /


a spiny Indian rutaceous tree, Aegle marmelos
the edible thick-shelled fruit of this tree

Word Origin for bael

C17: from Hindi bel
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