peepul

noun
pee·​pul | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)pəl How to pronounce peepul (audio) \
variants: or peepal or
plural peepuls or peepals or pipals

Definition of peepul

: a large, long-lived fig tree (Ficus religiosa) with widely spreading branches that is native from India to southeastern Asia and often begins growth as an epiphyte A breeze blows through three large trees – two peepuls and a neem.— Divya Guha It is said that it was here under a peepal tree that Prince Siddhartha meditated until he attained enlightenment more than 2,500 years ago and became known as the Buddha – the awakened one.— Kencho Wangdi

called also bo tree, bodhi tree, sacred fig

First Known Use of peepul

1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peepul

Hindi & Urdu pīpal, from Sanskrit pippala

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