banyan

Primary Meanings of banyan

1.
n
East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
2.
n
a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India
Full Definitions of banyan
1

n 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, banian tree, banyan tree
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

n a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India

Synonyms:
banian
Type of:
jacket
a short coat

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