Bablah

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bablah The rind of the fruit of several East Indian species of acacia; neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bablah The pod of several species of Acacia, especially of A. Arabica, which comes from the East and from Senegal under the name of neb-neb. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and has been used in dyeing cotton for producing various shades of drab. The seeds are said to contain a red coloring matter, and to be used in India and Egypt for dyeing morocco. Also called babool, babul, and babulah. See cut under acacia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Per. babūl, a species of mimosa yielding gum arabic