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Definition of banyan:

  1. 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.

Synonyms:

banyan tree, banian tree, East Indian fig tree, Ficus bengalensis, Indian banyan, banian.

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