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.
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bo Tree
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Literary usage of Bo tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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. ..."