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(Plants) another name for the peepul
[C19: from Sinhalese, from Pali bodhitaru tree of wisdom, from Sanskrit bodhi wisdom, awakening; see Bodhisattva]
[1860–65; partial translation of Sinhalese bogaha]
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|Noun||1.||bo 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