banian

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banian (ˈbænjən)
 
n
a variant spelling of banyan

banyan or banian (ˈbænjən)
 
n
1.  a moraceous tree, Ficus benghalensis, of tropical India and the East Indies, having aerial roots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
2.  a member of the Hindu merchant caste of N and W India
3.  a loose-fitting shirt, jacket, or robe, worn originally in India
 
[C16: from Hindi baniyā, from Sanskrit vānija merchant]
 
banian or banian
 
n
 
[C16: from Hindi baniyā, from Sanskrit vānija merchant]

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