Origin of bo tree
Examples from the Web for bo tree
They are called "bai sema," and are cut in the shape of the leaf of the ficus religiosa or Bo-tree.
They are afterwards hung on the sacred Bo-tree, but never burned.
Usually a bo-tree is planted on the graves of the Kandy priests.
A learned thera who knew the Sinhalese Tipitaka was imported thence, as well as a branch of the Bo-tree.
Making flower and other offerings to the great Bo-Tree, he walked round it.Cultus Arborum|Anonymous
Word Origin for bo tree
1680s, from Sinhalese bo, from Pali bodhi, short for bodhi-taru "bo tree," literally "tree of wisdom or enlightenment" (related to Sanskrit buddhah "awakened;" see bid) + taru "tree."