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F. religiosa


a fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists


plant noun (plants and fungi)


F. religiosa*
(* F. religiosa may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Columbia Encyclopedia:

bo tree | pipal | bo trees | Ficus religiosa [species] | peepul

fig tree of India held sacred by the Buddhists, who believe that Gautama received enlightenment under a bo tree at Bodh Gaya. A slip of this tree was ... (28 of 90 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

bo tree | bodhi tree | peepul [synonym] | pipal [synonym] | Ficus religiosa [species] | Moraceae [family, member of]

a fig tree native to India and southeastern Asia, regarded as sacred by Buddhists. | (14 of 72 words, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:

pipal | bo tree | Ficus religiosa [species]

A fig tree "(Ficus religiosa") native to India, having broadly ovate leaves with a long terminal projection. It's regarded as sacred by Buddhists. (23 of 39 words, pronunciation)



pipal | Ficus religiosa [species] | bo tree [pipal]

a large long-lived fig of India (6 of 26 words, pronunciation)


New World Dictionary:

peepul | Ficus religiosa [species] | pipal

an Indian fig tree (4 of 8 words, pronunciation)



bo tree | bo trees [plural] | Ficus religiosa [synonym] | peepul tree [synonym] | sacred fig [synonym] | peepuls [plural] | pipal [plural] | pipals [plural]

A fig tree regarded as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. (10 of 15 words, pronunciation, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bo tree

Collins Dictionary:

peepul | pipal | bo tree [synonym] | Ficus religiosa [species] | pipul

an Indian moraceous treeresembling the banyan: regarded as sacred by Buddhists (11 of 249 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

bo tree | bodhi tree [synonym] | Ficus religiosa [species]

the pipal, or sacred fig tree of India, under which the founder of Buddhism is reputed to have attained the Enlightenment that constituted him the ... (25 of 37 words, pronunciation)



Bodhi Tree | Bo
(Coordinates: 24.6959139°N 84.9914694°E)

a large and very old Sacred Fig tree located in Bodh Gaya, under which Siddhartha Gautama, the spiritual teacher later known as Gautama Buddha, is said to have achieved enlightenment, or Bodhi. In religious iconography, the Bodhi tree is recognizable... (40 of 1888 words, 5 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bodhi Tree

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Ficus [plant genus] | Ficus carica [species]

a group of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, commonly called figs. Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed ... (25 of 432 words, 2 images)


Encarta Dictionary:

bo tree | bo trees [plural] | Ficus religiosa [species] | peepul [trees] | peepuls [trees, plural] | pipal [trees] | pipals [trees, plural]

a tree of the fig family that is regarded as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. Native to: South Asia. (19 of 54 words, pronunciation)

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