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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
a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India
An Indian trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer.
A tropical Indian fig tree, Ficus benghalensis, that has many aerial roots.
A type of loose gown worn in India.
A banyan, also spelled "banian", is a fig that develops accessory trunks from adventitious prop roots, allowing the tree to spread outwards indefinitely. This distinguishes banyans from other trees with a strangler habit that begin life as an epiphyte, i.e. a plant that grows on another plant, when its seed germinates in a crack or crevice of a host tree or edifice. "Banyan" often specifically denotes Ficus benghalensis (the "Indian banyan"), which is the national tree of India, though the name has also been generalized to denominate all figs that share a common life cycle and used systematically in taxonomy to denominate the subgenus Urostigma.
a tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men
A banyan is a fig that starts its life as an epiphyte when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree. "Banyan" often refers specifically to the Indian banyan or Ficus benghalensis, the national tree of India, though the term has been generalized to include all figs that share a characteristic life cycle, and systematically to refer to the subgenus Urostigma. Like other fig species, banyans have unique fruit structures and are dependent on fig wasps for reproduction. The seeds of banyans are dispersed by fruit-eating birds. The seeds germinate and send down roots towards the ground, which may envelop part of the host tree or building structure, giving banyans the casual name of "strangler fig". The "strangling" growth habit is found in a number of tropical forest species, particularly of the genus Ficus, that compete for light. Any Ficus species showing this habit may be termed a strangler fig. The leaves of the banyan tree are large, leathery, glossy green and elliptical in shape. Like most fig-trees, the leaf bud is covered by two large scales. As the leaf develops the scales fall. Young leaves have an attractive reddish tinge.
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the Indian fig; a tree whose branches, bending to the ground, take root and form new stocks, till they cover a large area and become a forest.
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The numerical value of banyan in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of banyan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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I think it changed a lot of people’s approach to seeing Hawaii, they would specifically make trips to go find places we had shot on Lost. Where was the Dharma Village? Where’s the banyan tree? What was shot in Kualoa? I’ve met a lot of people who will come out here and look for that stuff.
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- banian, banianviikunaFinnish
- बट, बरगद, वट, बरगत, बड़Hindi
- indiai fügeHungarian
- Banyan, banian, figowiec bengalskiPolish
- baniane, baniana, baniano, figueira-de-bengalaPortuguese
- баньян, банианRussian
- banjan, бањанSerbo-Croatian
- ஆல், ஆலமரம்Tamil
- بڑ, وٹ, برگت, برگد, بٹUrdu
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