fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists
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A fig tree regarded as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists.
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the peepul tree; esp., the very ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is said to have received the heavenly light and so to have become Buddha
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