[pee-puh l]

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for peepul

Historical Examples of peepul

  • Birdlime is prepared from the tenacious milky juice of the Peepul and the Banyan.

    Flowers and Flower-Gardens

    David Lester Richardson

  • It is generally shadowed by a huge bhur, peepul, or tamarind tree.

  • They had not far to go before they reached the peepul tree, into which they climbed as the rajah had planned.

  • But what is most extraordinary about it is, that two peepul trees have grown both cannon and carriage into themselves.

  • We hed a good many dances through the winter, and our peepul is very fond uf dancin'.

British Dictionary definitions for peepul




an Indian moraceous tree, Ficus religiosa, resembling the banyan: regarded as sacred by BuddhistsAlso called: bo tree

Word Origin for peepul

C18: from Hindi pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala
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