To this banian all the Company's servants are made subject; they are bound to obey all his orders, and those of his committee.
They reached Fiji, went on shore, and there stood the banian tree.
On banian or fish days, our men preferred eating these roots with oil and vinegar to the best stock-fish.
The banian hospital at Surat is a most remarkable institution.
Breadfruit, banian, mulberry, and other barks furnished the fiber.
Was that the banian tree of which he had been warned by the old Byragee at Surroori?
Under that banian tree lay my dead comrade—poor Shaw; I would have given a fortune to have had him by my side at this time.
The slopes on either hand are wooded, that of banian to much the greatest extent.
banian days, days when no meat is served out to ships' crews.
After praying they went and sat under a banian tree, and all day long they had nothing to eat or drink.
"Indian fig tree," 1630s, so called in reference to a tree on the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf under which the Hindu merchants known as banians had built a pagoda. From Sanskrit vanija "merchant."