Bael

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Aegle_marmelos (Wikipedia)

Bael
Bael (Aegle marmelos) tree at Narendrapur W IMG 4116.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Sapindales
Family:Rutaceae
Genus:Aegle
Corrêa
Species:
A. marmelos
Binomial name
Aegle marmelos
Synonyms
  • Belou marmelos (L.) A.Lyons
  • Crateva marmelos L.

Aegle marmelos, commonly known as bael (or bili or bhel), also Bengal quince, golden apple, Japanese bitter orange, stone apple or wood apple, is a species of tree native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is present in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, and Malesia as a naturalized species. The tree is considered to be sacred by Hindus.

Bael (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • bel

Etymology

From Hindi बिल्व (bilv) or Marathi बेल (bel), from Sanskrit विल्व (vilva) or बैल्व (bailva).

Noun

bael (plural baels)

  1. A tropical fruit tree from India, Aegle marmelos.
    • 2015, Tridip Suhrud, translating Govardhanram Tripathi, Sarasvatichandra, Orient Black Swan 2015, p. 2:
      In the courtyard there were fruit and flowering trees appropriate for the worship of Mahadev, as also a bel tree
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