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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banyan, banyan tree, banian, banian tree, Indian banyan, East Indian fig tree, Ficus bengalensisnoun

    East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks

  2. banyan, baniannoun

    a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India


  1. baniannoun

    An Indian trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer.

  2. baniannoun

    A type of loose gown worn in India.

  3. baniannoun

    A banyan (tree).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baniannoun

    a Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer

  2. Baniannoun

    a man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians

  3. Baniannoun

    the Indian fig. See Banyan

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banian

    Banyan, ban′yan, n. an Indian tree of the fig family, remarkable for its vast rooting branches: a Hindu trader, esp. from Guzerat, sometimes loosely applied to all Hindus in Western Asia: a loose flannel jacket or gown worn in India.—Banian days, a sailor's phrase, meaning days on which no meat is served out, hence days of short commons generally, from the abstinence from flesh of the Banian merchants. [Port. banian, perh. through Ar. banyān, from Hind. banya—Sans. vanij, a merchant.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. banian

    A sailor's coloured frock-shirt.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banian in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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