bo tree

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun

the pipal, or sacred fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, under which the founder of Buddhism is reputed to have attained the Enlightenment that constituted him the Buddha.

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Origin of bo tree

1860–65; partial translation of Sinhalese bogaha, equivalent to bo (<Pali bodhi<Sanskrit; see Bodhisattva) + gaha tree
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bo tree
/ (bəʊ) /

noun

another name for the peepul

Word Origin for bo tree

C19: from Sinhalese, from Pali bodhitaru tree of wisdom, from Sanskrit bodhi wisdom, awakening; see Bodhisattva
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