sacred fig


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Noun1.sacred fig - fig tree of India noted for great size and longevitysacred fig - 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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In India, the sacred fig tree is part of Hindu prayers and ceremonies.
The Bodhi tree, a sacred fig near the Mahabodhi Temple which is said to be a descendent of the one Buddha sat under for three days and nights in the sixth century BC, before finding enlightenment.
The sacred fig is perhaps best known for its leaves that clothed Adam and Eve, and there is even speculation that the fig, not the apple, was the Biblical "forbidden fruit.