Definition of Pipal tree
1. Noun. Fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists.
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree
Medical Definition of Pipal tree
1. Same as Peepul tree. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Pipal tree
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1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"—Roxb. iii. 561. FICUS RELIGIOSA. Linn. pipal tree. ... The pipal tree is preferable for avenues to the banyan. The leaves are heart-shaped, long, pointed, ..."
2. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"The pipal tree is one of the best-known of Indian trees, for it is commonly planted in villages and held sacred both by Hindus and Buddhists. ..."
3. India: what Can it Teach Us?: A Course of Lectures Delivered Before the by Friedrich Max Müller (1883)
"In most villages there is a sacred tree, a pipal-tree (Ficus Indica), ... The pipal-tree is generally supposed to be occupied by one of the Hindu deities, ..."
4. Publications by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1902)
"The incident of the Pipal-tree rather looks as if it were one of those cases in which the tree is the " Life Index" of the family. It falls on their release ..."
5. India and Its Faiths: A Traveler's Record by James Bissett Pratt (1915)
"Another important part of Singhalese religion is the adoration of the pipal tree (ficus reli- giosa). In a monastery at Anuradhapura still stands the famous ..."
6. Four Reports Made During the Years, 1862-63-64-65 by Alexander Cunningham (1871)
"He describes minutely all the temples and statues which surrounded the celebrated pipal tree, known throughout the Buddhist world as the ..."