Definition of Banian tree
1. Noun. East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks.
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Banian Tree
Literary usage of Banian tree
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1. Samoa, a Hundred Years Ago and Long Before: Together with Notes on the Cults by George Turner (1884)
"They reached Fiji, went on shore, and there stood the banian tree. ... On this the banian tree “buried its eyes in the earth,” and owned itself ..."
2. Travels on the Western Slope of the Mexican Cordillera: In the Form of Fifty by Cincinnatus (1857)
"banian tree, and Its Fruit—Description of—Maize, ... AMIGO Mio :—The celebrated banian tree, so well know and so much venerated in the East from its shading ..."
3. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1878)
"Roots of the banian tree. The most remarkable evidence of the extraordinary power of the pendent roots of the banian has been lately exhibited in the ..."
4. The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science by George Merriam (1828)
"The banian tree. — These in time suspend their roots, and receiving nourishment ... A banian tree, with many trunks, forms the most beautiful walks, vistas, ..."