Definitions for pipalˈpaɪ pəl, ˈpi-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pi•palˈpaɪ pəl, ˈpi-(n.)
a fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, somewhat resembling the banyan.
Origin of pipal:
1780–90; < Hindi pīpal < Skt pippala
pipal, pipal tree, pipul, peepul, sacred fig, bo tree, Ficus religiosa(noun)
fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists