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  • noun Plural form of banyan.

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Examples

  • I assume that the trees in question are actually banyans.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Name of What Country

  • Every window of the hotel looks inward to a crosshatch of courtyards and fountains, banyans and Madeira palms.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • I spent kindergarten and 1st grade in Gitmo — I was a very precocious Islamic mujahid, but I grew out of it ;- — and we had a couple of large banyans in our backyard.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Name of What Country

  • The colonel pulls open the French doors to his balcony and looks out over the ancient banyans.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • I assume that the trees in question are actually banyans.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Name of What Country

  • This was one of the thickest jungles on earth...vines, banyans, chest-deep water, insects were all over the place.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • I drove through the greenery, through the bushes and the trees and the water buffaloes lazing in muddy ponds; past the creepers and the bushes; past the paddy fields; past the coconut palms; past the bananas; past the neems and the banyans; past the wild grass with the faces of the water buffaloes peeping through.

    THE WHITE TIGER

  • The banyans gave way to an oppressive forest of Brazilian Peppers, and there we saw our first wildlife: a huge bobcat that stood for a moment in the rubbly remains of the road, hissing at us with its ears laid flat, then fled into the underbrush.

    Duma Key

  • Most of it's uninhabited, a tangle of banyans, palms, and Australian pines with an uneven, dune-rumpled beach running along the Gulf edge.

    Duma Key

  • As always, James is a master of lush detail, especially when describing his native Australia — there, wrasses mix with banyans and reefs to produce a sense of exquisite sensory nostalgia.

    Proper, at Last

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