Definitions of banian
  1. noun
    East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
    synonyms: East Indian fig tree, Ficus bengalensis, Indian banyan, banian tree, banyan, banyan tree
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    type of:
    fig tree
    any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
  2. noun
    a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India
    synonyms: banyan
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    type of:
    a short coat
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