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[pee-puh l] /ˈpi pəl/
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Examples from the Web for peepul
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  • Some peepul may want Charley to dig fer 'em 'fore the winter's over.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • This place is really pretty from the avenues of peepul trees.

    Up the Country Emily Eden
  • Teeka Sing, the Nana's war minister, had his "bureau" in a tent under the peepul tree there.

  • They had not far to go before they reached the peepul tree, into which they climbed as the rajah had planned.

  • But what is most extraordinary about it is, that two peepul trees have grown both cannon and carriage into themselves.

  • On a high raised platform under a peepul tree were a number of people under vows, bound for Palni.

  • The Hindoos believe that the peepul tree of which the foliage trembles like that of the aspen, has a spirit in every leaf.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • I wonder if the 'dorian', if that is the name of it, is another superstition, like the peepul tree.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Birdlime is prepared from the tenacious milky juice of the peepul and the Banyan.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens David Lester Richardson
  • The river and the island lay in full daylight now, and there was never mark of hoof or pug on the wet earth under the peepul.

    The Bridge-Builders Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for peepul


an Indian moraceous tree, Ficus religiosa, resembling the banyan: regarded as sacred by Buddhists Also called bo tree
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala
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