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 experts said mature trees that have the biggest demand in the UAE include Delonix Regia or gulmohar trees, Peltophorum Inerme or yellow flame trees, Millingtonia or jasmine trees, Azadirachta Indica or neem trees and Ficus Religiosa or sacred fig trees.
According to local authorities, approximately 1 lakh 17 thousand people offered prayers to Akshay Vat, a sacred fig tree mentioned in the Hindu mythology in Prayagraj.
While the temple's pro-stay faction had reportedly highlighted the Arasamaram or sacred fig trees in the temple's compound as being previously gazetted as 125 years old, Chellappa was quick to point out that the issue at hand was not about trees.
In India, the sacred fig tree is part of Hindu prayers and ceremonies.
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." Believed to have health powers, the fig was the "training fruit" of early Olympians and was awarded as the first Olympic medal.

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