meaning of bo tree

bo tree meaning in General Dictionary

The peepul tree esp the old tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon grown from a slip regarding the tree under which Gautama is said to have obtained the heavenly light therefore having become Buddha

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  • fig-tree of Asia noted for great dimensions and longevity; lacks the prop roots associated with banyan; considered sacred by Buddhists
  • The peepul tree; esp., ab muscles ancient tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is thought to have obtained the heavenly light and so to own become Buddha.

bo tree meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1680s, from Sinhalese bo, from Pali bodhi, brief for bodhi-taru "bo tree," literally "tree of knowledge or enlightenment" (related to Sanskrit buddhah "awakened;" see bid) + taru "tree."


bo tree meaning in General Dictionary

The peepul tree; esp., the very old tree standing at Anurajahpoora in Ceylon, grown from a slip of the tree under which Gautama is believed to have received the heavenly light and thus to own become Buddha.


Sentence Examples with the word bo tree

Soon after, if not on the very day when his followers had left him, he wandered out towards the banks of the Neranjara, receiving his morning meal from the hands of Sujata, the daughter of a neighbouring villager, and set himself down to eat it under the shade of a large tree (a Ficus religiosa), to be known from that time as the sacred Bo tree or tree of wisdom.

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