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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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Project Description: Building a community-based conservation, management and sustainable development model of the Bon Bo trees in support of biodiversity conservation in Que Phong district, Nghe An.
It is strange to note that Bo trees are found in large numbers in Israel and Palestine even though it is not a tree indigenous to this region.
Its shrines, including the amazing 40ft sleeping Buddha carved from solid rock, draws crowds of pilgrims who leave their coloured prayer flags on the sacred Bo trees dotting the landscape.