Definition of banyan :
A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig ( Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men.
tree (part of speech: noun)
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trees (part of speech: noun)
- The name Badnagrya is also really territorial, being derived from the town of Badnagar, but the members of the section connect it with the bad or banyan tree, the leaves of which they refrain from eating. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- Corny thought it would be splendid to have a jumping- rope made of a banyan root, or rather trunklet. - "A Jolly Fellowship", Frank R. Stockton.
- The banyan- tree, a grove in itself, trembled through all its leafy columns, and shook off its dews in a wide circle, like the return shower of a playing fountain. - "The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance", Harriet Martineau.