archaeological site north of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, where, according to tradition, the Buddha first began teaching his followers; the site contains a stupa (shrine) and the famous lion-capital memorial pillar, which was erected by the 3rd-century-BC Maurya emperor Asoka and is now the state emblem of India.
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|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|