Definition of Bo 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.

Exact synonyms: Ficus Religiosa, Peepul, Pipal, Pipal Tree, Pipul, Sacred Fig
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree



Definition of Bo tree

1. Noun. A fig tree regarded as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Bo tree

1. The peepul tree; especially, the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to have become Buddha. "The sacred bo tree of the Buddhists (Ficus religiosa), which is planted close to every temple, and attracts almost as much veneration as the status of the god himself. . . . It differs from the banyan (Ficus Indica) by sending down no roots from its branches." (Tennent) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bo Tree

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bo tree (current term)
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Literary usage of Bo tree

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1. Ceylon: An Account of the Island Physical, Historical and Topographical by Sir James Emerson Tennent (1859)
"... Illustrious, Supreme Lord, the Sacred Bo-Tree," the planting of which forms the grandest episode in the sacred annals of Ceylon.8 The Bo-tree of ..."

2. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1855)
"The bo-tree, under which Gotama attained the ... A bo-tree flourishes at present ou the same spot, and is believed by the Budhists to be the very tree under ..."

3. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"... Trees—Dragon-Trees—The Great Dragon-Tree of Orotava— The Sycamore—The Banyan—The Sacred Bo-Tree—The Oldest Historical Tree—The Teak—The Satin-wood—The ..."

4. Indian Pictures by William Urwick (1891)
"The sacred bo tree of the Singalese, to which they as Buddhists attach symbolically the same importance as Christians do to the Cross, is found close to ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1890)
"... and the sacred Bo-tree. Of the monastery, called the Maha Lowa Paya—or Brazen Palace—the sole remains are the sixteen hundred pillars, twelve feet high, ..."

6. A Dictionary of the Päli Language by Robert Cæsar Childers (1875)
"The bo tree occupies in modern Buddhism the same position that the Cross occupies in Christianity ; it is not worshipped, but venerated as the symbol of ..."

7. The Dîpavaṃsa: An Ancient Buddhist Historical Record by Hermann Oldenberg (1879)
"proceeded to the great sea, carrying the excellent bo tree. 4. ... Prince Piya- dassana bowing paid his reverence to the bo tree, and spoke thus: 6. ..."

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