[bel, beyl, bahyl]
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


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

Word Origin for bael

C17: from Hindi bel
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