Peepul tree
Peepul tree Pee"pul tree` [Hind. p[=i]pal, Skr. pippala.] (Bot.) A sacred tree ({Ficus religiosa}) of the Buddhists, a kind of fig tree which attains great size and venerable age. See {Bo tree}. [Written also {pippul tree}, and {pipal tree}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • peepul — [pē′pəl] n. an Indian fig tree (Ficus religiosa): see BO TREE …   English World dictionary

  • peepul — n. bo tree, pipal, bodhi tree, species of fig tree native to India (sacred to Buddhists because it is said that the founder of Buddhism attained Enlightenment while sitting under this type of tree) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • peepul —   n. holy Indian fig tree; bo tree …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • peepul — noun The bo tree …   Wiktionary

  • peepul — [ pi:pʌl] (also pipal) noun another term for bo tree. Origin C18: via Hindi from Sanskrit pippala …   English new terms dictionary

  • peepul — n. (also pipal) = BO TREE. Etymology: Hindi pipal f. Skr. pippala …   Useful english dictionary

  • pipal tree — Peepul tree Pee pul tree [Hind. p[=i]pal, Skr. pippala.] (Bot.) A sacred tree ({Ficus religiosa}) of the Buddhists, a kind of fig tree which attains great size and venerable age. See {Bo tree}. [Written also {pippul tree}, and {pipal tree}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pippul tree — Peepul tree Pee pul tree [Hind. p[=i]pal, Skr. pippala.] (Bot.) A sacred tree ({Ficus religiosa}) of the Buddhists, a kind of fig tree which attains great size and venerable age. See {Bo tree}. [Written also {pippul tree}, and {pipal tree}.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bo tree — (Bot.) The peepul tree; esp., the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to have become Buddha. [1913 Webster] The sacred bo tree …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pipal tree — Pi pal tree Same as {Peepul tree}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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