peepul(redirected from pipals)
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Variant of pipal.
(Plants) an Indian moraceous tree, Ficus religiosa, resembling the banyan: regarded as sacred by Buddhists. Also called: bo tree
[C18: from Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala]
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|Noun||1.||peepul - 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