banian tree


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n banian tree East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
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In literature:

A large banian tree afforded us an imaginary shelter, but we were drenched to the skin in a few seconds.
"The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon" by Samuel White Baker
They trudged until the dawn began to rise, bright yellow below the drooping banian trees; only Colonel Carter and the advance-guard riding.
"Told in the East" by Talbot Mundy
Over a few ploughed fields, and past that large banian tree, the jungle begins.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
Now on the very top of the banian tree was an eagle's nest, and in it there were several little eagles.
"Deccan Nursery Tales" by Charles Augustus Kincaid
This is an excellent holy bathing-place on the river Yamuna, known as Plakshavatarana (descent of the banian tree).
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
And some time after I behold in that expanse of accumulated waters a vast and wide-extending banian tree, O lord of earth!
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2" by Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
They reached Fiji, went on shore, and there stood the Banian tree.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
We were met beneath a giant banian-tree by the chief, who greeted us with simple dignity and led us at once to his house.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
While sitting under a large banian tree in the night, they saw an owl killing numerous crows one after another.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The banian tree (the English write it banyan) grows here, and I might talk an hour about it.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
"Polly Oliver's Problem" by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
Kuching stop under banian tree and sleep.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
One of a shooting party had killed a female monkey in a banian tree, and carried it to his tent.
"Man And His Ancestor" by Charles Morris
The trees were mostly banians, peepuls and mangoes, and there were many large fields of rice and corn.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
Banian or burr tree, symbolism of, 159.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
The banian-tree with its aerial roots is indigenous to Ceylon, flourishing after its peculiar fashion in all parts of the island.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
Fortunately Ahmed had some little protection in the great bulk of the camel and in the banian-tree behind him.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
Arrived at Ajmir, the Englishman fell among tents pitched under the shadow of a huge banian tree, and in them was a Punjabi.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
Over a few ploughed fields, and past that large banian-tree, the jungle begins.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 1, August, 1851" by Various
The Banian or Indian fig tree, is perhaps the most beautiful and surprising production of nature in the vegetable kingdom.
"Cultus Arborum" by Anonymous