from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fig tree (Ficus religiosa) native to India, having broadly ovate leaves with a long terminal projection. It is regarded as sacred by Buddhists. Also called bo tree.
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- n. Alternative form of peepul.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pipul-tree.
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- n. fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists
Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippalam.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)