pipal

pipal

[pahy-puhl, pee-]
noun
a fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, somewhat resembling the banyan.
Also, peepul.


Origin:
1780–90; < Hindi pīpal < Sanskrit pippala

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peepul or pipal (ˈpiːpəl)
 
n
Also called: bo tree an Indian moraceous tree, Ficus religiosa, resembling the banyan: regarded as sacred by Buddhists
 
[C18: from Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala]
 
pipal or pipal
 
n
 
[C18: from Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala]

pipal (ˈpaɪpəl)
 
n
a variant of peepul

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