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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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.
Around 500BC, he sat in meditation under a sacred fig tree and achieved enlightenment.
Tree worship was perhaps more obvious in ancient Greece with its oracular oak groves and Rome with its sacred fig tree.