from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sacred fig-tree, Ficus religiosa. See bo-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
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So I took the road that would lead me to the great pipul tree in the village square, close to the tank and to the temple, where all day long there was coming and going, and where therefore I would be most likely to glean the information I desired.
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a happy chance I found reclining under the pipul tree the village barber, a loquacious fellow, who counted it as part of his business to know the last detail about other people's affairs.
"Bewildered by the suddenness of this blow, I could but watch in helpless silence the advancing throng, with my poor friends in their midst, their hands bound, their tottering footsteps directed by rude shoves towards the pipul tree, the accustomed assembly place of the villagers and the village council.
"This matter settled, I strolled back to the pipul tree beside the tank, thinking that it might be useful to pick up the remarks of the loiterers.
"Next day I sent round word that all the villagers were to come to the usual place of public gathering, the widespread pipul tree.
"Coming to the pipul tree and the tank, we found this usual place of congregation deserted.
"'Day by day the Sheikh regained his strength, and often would he come of an evening when the village folk gathered under this pipul tree, listening to the chit-chat going on, sometimes joining in the conversation.