- 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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Origin of banyan
Example sentences from the Web for banyan
So the Deer, charmed at his reception, ate grass and drank water, and laid himself down in the shade of a Banyan-tree to talk.Hindu Literature|Epiphanius Wilson
There he lived on roots and fruits, and one day, as he was wandering about at will, he came near a banyan-tree.The Kath Sarit Sgara|Somadeva Bhatta
The banyan-tree is the most enterprising trunk-maker I ever heard of.A Jolly Fellowship|Frank R. Stockton
Maun Sing came in the afternoon, and rested under a banyan-tree, which stood opposite the gateway of the fort.A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II|William Sleeman
Palms and the banyan-tree, pines almost huge enough to tip the earth over, each in turn had shaded his head.