variant spelling 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

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Recent Examples on the Web The pipal tree—also known as a sacred fig, bodhi or peepal tree—is native to Southeast Asia and revered by Buddhists and Hindus. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 May 2024

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“Pipal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pipal. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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