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Definitions of Babool

  1. Any one of several species of Acacia, esp. A. Arabica, which yelds a gum used as a substitute for true gum arabic.
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Usage examples for Babool

  1. But it is very abundant on the arid plains of Berar, breeding in the low babool bushes, where large numbers of its eggs are destroyed by lizards. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  2. All nests that I have found have, with the exception of one, been placed in low babool bushes; once only I found a nest near Delhi in the fork of a low bough of a mango- tree, this was on the 31st July. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  3. Mr. Benjamin Aitken writes:-" All the nests which I have seen of the Large Grey Babbler have been on babool trees. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  4. Soon the feathery lace work of bamboos beneath which they sat were whispering to the night- wind that had roused at the dropping of the huge ball of fire in the west, and the soft radiance of a gentle moon was gilding with silver the gaunt black arms of a babool – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  5. It consisted of a neat little cup composed of dry grass smeared all over exteriorly with cobwebs, and fixed in a fork of one of the outer branches of a large babool tree about 10 feet from the ground. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  6. H. E. Barnes says in his 'Birds of Bombay: '-" In Sind they breed during May and June, always choosing babool trees, placing the nest in a stoutish fork near the top; they are composed at the bottom of thorny twigs, which form a sort of foundation upon which the true nest is built; the latter consists of fine twigs lined with grass- roots; the nest is frequently of large size." – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  7. On the 2nd December, 1877, I found a nest with three slightly- incubated eggs in a small babool bush which stood in a 'sone' grass- field. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  8. I once found, like your correspondent Mr. Blewitt, four nests in a small babool tree, and only one of them occupied. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  9. One nest found in Berar was in a babool bush, where of course there could have been no leaves pierced. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  10. All nests that I have seen have been well made, firm, deep cups of babool branches, lined with grass- roots, and occasionally with bits of rag and tow. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume