sacred fig


sacred fig
noun
fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists
Syn: ↑pipal, ↑pipal tree, ↑pipul, ↑peepul, ↑bo tree, ↑Ficus religiosa
Hypernyms: ↑fig tree

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