[ pahy-puhl, pee- ]

  1. a fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, somewhat resembling the banyan.

Origin of pipal

1780–90; <Hindi pīpal<Sanskrit pippala

Words Nearby pipal

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How to use pipal in a sentence

  • He spent the hours between sunrise and the sunset in an old pipal-tree before the tower, hanging with his head downwards.

    From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
  • No trees, perhaps, are held in greater veneration in India, than the Ficus Religiosa or pipal tree.

    Cultus Arborum | Anonymous
  • The place of carousal is a bare spot near a large and ancient well out of which grows a vast pipal tree.

    Beast and Man in India | John Lockwood Kipling
  • At intervals on the road pipal trees afforded shelter to travellers by the wayside.

    Banked Fires | E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  • Heavy cracks in the roof let in shafts of the fading daylight, and roots of weeds and pipal trees had penetrated and hung below.

    Banked Fires | E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi

British Dictionary definitions for pipal


/ (ˈpaɪpəl) /

  1. a variant of peepul

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