What does banian mean?

banian meaning in General Dictionary

A Hindu trader business cashier or money-changer

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  • East Indian tree that creates aerial shoots that grow down into the soil developing additional trunks
  • a loose-fitting coat; originally worn in Asia
  • A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money-changer.
  • A man's free gown, that way donned by the Banians.
  • The Indian fig. See Banyan.

banian meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A Hindoo trader, business, cashier, or money changer.

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  • (letter.) A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.