Indian banyan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Indian banyan East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
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Usage

In literature:

He spoke of the product of the Indian forest, the palm-tree, the cocoa-nut tree, the banyan-tree.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Most of these belong to Banyan merchants in Maskat, and are manned by Indian sailors.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
There is, however, in these West Indian isles, the black mangrove, with very similar habit to the banyan.
"Due South or Cuba Past and Present" by Maturin M. Ballou
Like the Indian banyan its proportions darken the sky.
"The Maid of Honour, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Lewis Wingfield
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