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bo tree

 (bō)
n.
See pipal.

[Partial translation of Sinhalese bo-gaha, tree of wisdom (because it was the tree under which the Buddha was enlightened) : bo, wisdom (from Pali bodhi, from Sanskrit bodhiḥ, enlightenment; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots) + gaha, tree.]

bo tree

(bəʊ)
n
(Plants) another name for the peepul
[C19: from Sinhalese, from Pali bodhitaru tree of wisdom, from Sanskrit bodhi wisdom, awakening; see Bodhisattva]

bo′ tree`

(boʊ)
n.
[1860–65; partial translation of Sinhalese bogaha]
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Noun1.bo tree - fig tree of India noted for great size and longevitybo tree - fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists
fig tree - any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
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Every day I sit near the bo tree by the bay [at the gardens' southern end] and have my lunch.
In Buddhist mythology, Gautama Buddha was assailed by the demon Mara when meditating under the sacred Bo tree.