bo tree


: peepul
… a sacred 2,200-year-old bo tree said to have grown from a sapling of the tree under which Buddha found enlightenment …Time Magazine

Word History


Sinhalese , from Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment; from Buddha receiving enlightenment under this tree — more at bid entry 1

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bo tree was in 1820

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“Bo tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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