peepul

[pee-puh l]
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noun


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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

peepul

pipal

noun

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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