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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.

Usage examples for Babool

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
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