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pi·pal

or pee·pul  (pē′pəl)
n.
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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pipal

(ˈpaɪpəl)
n
(Plants) a variant spelling of peepul
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pi•pal

(ˈpaɪ pəl, ˈpi-)

n.
a fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, somewhat resembling the banyan.
[1780–90; < Hindi pīpal < Skt pippala]
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Noun1.pipal - fig tree of India noted for great size and longevitypipal - 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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As per details, officials of District Administration raided numerous warehouses and shops across Pipal Mandi where they took several cartons of toy weapons and firework instruments in their possession.
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A large family of crows living in the huge 'pipal' tree that overshadowed the 'cow shed', knew exactly, when the bovines were fed and made it a point to 'pilfer' pieces of the dried bread from the 'khurli' (the brick and mortar feeding trough), the moment Ismail, our man on the spot turned his back to walk away.
The police chief advised to plant shadow trees i.e Neem, Sheesham, Pipal, Alestonia, Poplar, Sumbul and Sukh Chain tree etc in Police Lines and Offices.
The city government had planned to plant a variety of trees in the city, which include Plaksa tree (Pipal), Banyan, Coconut, Margosa (Neem) Tree and tropical tree species such as Siris, Rain tree, Ashoka, Amaltas and other Cassia species, Terminalia (Indian Badam), Peltophorum (Copper pod), Gulmohar, Palm trees, Molseri and also Lignum vitae.
Yingluck also prayed before the sacred tree, the ancient pipal tree, said to be a descendent of the one Buddha sat under for three days and nights in the sixth century BC, before finding the answers he sought under a full moon.
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After six years of study, meditation, and fasting, he finally sat beneath a pipal tree at Bodh Gaya, determined not to rise again until he reached true enlightenment.