bo tree


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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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At the Sri Lankaramaya Temple, President Rajapaksa worshipped the Sacred Bo Tree and spent some time speaking with the priests and Sri Lankans who had come to welcome the President.
Every day I sit near the bo tree by the bay [at the gardens' southern end] and have my lunch.
One of the main tourist attraction of the area is Sri Maha Bodhi, which is a two millennia old Bo tree in the ancient capital.
In Buddhist mythology, Gautama Buddha was assailed by the demon Mara when meditating under the sacred Bo tree.
Dhammananda did the clipping of the hair under the Bo tree, the similar tree under which the Prince Siddhartha sat and became enlightened.
Buddha's enlightenment took place under the Bo tree, not in a sacred temple filled with decorative icons.