Definition of Ficus religiosa

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: Bo Tree, Peepul, Pipal, Pipal Tree, Pipul, Sacred Fig
Generic synonyms: Fig Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ficus Religiosa

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Fick principle
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Field's rapid stain
Fielding's membrane
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Literary usage of Ficus religiosa

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1. Wanderings in New South Wales, Batavia, Pedir Coast, Singapore, and China by George Bennet (1834)
"... weed—Volcanic rocks—St. Helena—Buttermilk Point—James's Town—ficus religiosa— Over-population of James's Town—Visit to the late residence of Napoleon. ..."

2. Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North by Charles Hardwick (1872)
"... is the ficus religiosa, or "world tree," " out of which the immortals shaped the heavens and the earth;" and it is supposed to be the prototype of the ..."

3. The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal (1871)
"There seems to be no manner of doubt, that Fa-sien speaks not of a palm tree, but of ficus religiosa,—although the statement, that a branch of the tree ..."

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