bo tree

noun
\ ˈbō- How to pronounce bo tree (audio) \

Definition of 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

First Known Use of bo tree

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bo tree

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

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“Bo tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bo%20tree. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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