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A tropical African and South Asian tree (Acacia nilotica) of the pea family that yields a gum similar to gum arabic and whose bark is used in tanning.

[Persian bābul.]




(Plants) 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
[from Persian babūl; related to Sanskrit babbūla]


(bəˈbul, ˈbɑ bul)

an acacia tree, Acacia nilotica, of tropical Africa, that yields gum arabic, tannin, and a hard wood.
[1815–25; orig., a S Asian subspecies < Hindi babūl < Persian]
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It hurts me to mention what the singer-turned-Minister of India, Babul Supriyo, says that Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice in a song that features in Bollywood film 'Welcome To New York' must be removed and dubbed by someone else.
LAHORE -- After demands of banning Pakistani artists in India were placed forth by singer-turned-political leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Babul Supriyo, a number of Indian singers turned in favor of music maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, whose song in recently released 'Welcome to New York' was called on for deletion from the movie.
19 (ANI): In the wake of numerous ceasefire violations and recent militants attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday said the time has come for the Bollywood stars to take a stand against Pakistani artists.
Summary: Babul Supriyo wants Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's voice to be replace by an Indian's
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