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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.]
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(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]
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(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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