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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Buddhism The pipal tree under which Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment.

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  • noun The Indian fig tree, Ficus religiosa, that is sacred to Buddhism
  • noun Buddhism The specific fig tree under which the Buddha sat when he attained enlightenment; the descendant of that tree on the same spot at Bodh Gaya

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Pali bodhi and Sanskrit bodhiḥ, enlightenment, Bodhi tree (Pali, from Sanskrit); see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]

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