nBablahThe 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nbablahThe 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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Per. babūl, a species of mimosa yielding gum arabic