- a Hindu trader or merchant of a particular caste, the rules of which forbid eating flesh.
- a loose shirt, jacket, or gown.
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The men spend most of their time sitting under a big banyan tree and try to ignore the sharp heat encircling them like a halo.No power, no fans, no AC: The villagers fighting to survive India’s deadly heatwaves|Snigdha Poonam|July 5, 2022|MIT Technology Review
Get there via a four-mile round-trip hike on the Pipiwai Trail, passing through a dense bamboo forest, past guava trees, and around a huge banyan tree along the way.
A large banyan tree served as a collection center for mail and other deliveries.Slum dwellers in India get unique digital addresses|Shoma Abhyankar|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Located ten minutes from Lahaina, this spot has mellow surf breaks, some of the world’s largest banyan trees, and guided sea kayaking outings through a protected reef.
Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Banyan Partners, disagreed the acquisition was a desperate move.Facebook’s ‘Desperate’ $19 Billion Gamble on WhatsApp|CNBC|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was aimed down here toward the banyan tree on December 28, 2009.
The ambulance parked by the banyan tree had a word in red on the side, in English and Urdu: “Edhi.”
The gamela, like the banyan, easily takes root in other trees, and its branches meet together in the same manner.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Realizing the danger we were in, I went up a very heavy banyan tree out of Kari's reach and lay among the leaves.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
"There is a little arbor in the banyan-grove yonder where we can talk undisturbed," she said in a voice of quiet authority.
The Dyaks, scurrying through the banyan groves and bamboo thickets, enclosed it on the rear and landward sides.
Kathlyn found herself, all at once, sitting against the roots of an aged banyan tree.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath