bo tree

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /


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.

Origin of bo tree

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

Definition for bodhi tree (2 of 2)

bodhi tree

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British Dictionary definitions for bodhi tree (1 of 2)

Bodhi Tree
/ (ˌbəʊdɪ) /


the sacred peepul at Buddh Gaya under which Gautama Siddhartha attained enlightenment and became the Buddha

Word Origin for Bodhi Tree

Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment

British Dictionary definitions for bodhi tree (2 of 2)

bo tree
/ (bəʊ) /


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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