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pi·palor pee·pul (pē′pəl)
A fig tree (Ficus religiosa) native to India, having gray bark and heart-shaped leaves with a long tip. It is revered by Buddhists as the species of tree under which the Buddha attained enlightenment. Also called bo tree, bodhi tree.
[Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippalam.]
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(Plants) a variant spelling of peepul
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pi•pal(ˈpaɪ pəl, ˈpi-)
a fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, somewhat resembling the banyan.
[1780–90; < Hindi pīpal < Skt pippala]
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|Noun||1.||pipal - 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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