Definition of Indian banyan
1. Noun. East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks.
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree
Indian Banyan Pictures
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indian Banyan
Literary usage of Indian banyan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Christian Conquest of India by James Mills Thoburn (1906)
"Banyan Trees ^he indian banyan tree has become noted throughout the world. Some of these trees have been well cared for, and in the course of a century or ..."
2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"Of the East indian banyan a very perfect specimen exists near Fort Montague. The banana, tamarind, sapodilla, mango, coffee- plant, gnava, custard-apple, ..."
3. Christ and Other Masters: An Historical Inquiry Into Some of the Chief by Charles Hardwick, Francis Procter (1882)
"495): ' At this village there is a real indian banyan-tree, which has spread itself over a considerable space by means of roots from its branches. ..."
4. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1835)
"All the islands are covered with a thick impenetrable jungle, among which are many fine large trees,—the indian banyan fig- tree, the candoo-tree, ..."
5. Africa by Keith Johnston, Augustus Henry Keane (1878)
"The Portuguese are very few, and are chiefly convicts. indian banyan merchants carry on the trade with India chiefly in Arab vessels manned by Arab seamen ..."
6. The Literary Magazine, and American Register by Charles Brockden Brown (1804)
"AN ACCOUNT OF THE indian banyan TREE. BANYAN, or banian tree, among the Hindoos, is a sacred plant : from its various branches shoots, exactly like roots, ..."