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 figtree, Ficus religiosa, that is sacredto Buddhism
- noun Buddhism The specific fig tree under which the
Buddhasat when he attained enlightenment; the descendantof that tree on the same spot at Bodh Gaya
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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