banyan tree

Definitions

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

In literature:

Splendid banyan trees give grateful shelter to the traveller.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
The banyan-tree is the most enterprising trunk-maker I ever heard of.
"A Jolly Fellowship" by Frank R. Stockton
Another method is to fetch a skull from a graveyard and go to a banyan tree at midnight.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume IV of IV" by R.V. Russell
I knew no more till I found myself in the shade of the banyan-trees, near the cool fountain I have described.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
When solitude thus reigned over the water, my whole attention would be drawn to the shadows under the banyan tree.
"My Reminiscences" by Rabindranath Tagore
Broach, in the presidency of Bombay, stands the Banyan-tree, long since mentioned by MILTON, and more recently described by HEBER.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
Others, like the banyan, are among the largest trees of the forest.
"The Plant Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I was inside a hut formed by the trunks of one of the banyan-like trees.
"Where the World is Quiet" by Henry Kuttner
Banyan tree, the, 148.
"Cuba Past and Present" by Richard Davey
For, as the whole party were passing under a large Banyan tree, the Wuzeer noticed that it looked unsafe.
"Old Deccan Days" by M. Frere
This beautiful tree also resembles the Banyan of South America, and belongs to that class.
"Rambles by Land and Water" by B. M. Norman
A rough wooden seat was placed near a banyan tree which spread its shade over the well.
"A Galahad of the Creeks; The Widow Lamport" by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
Adyar is a pretty place, and there are nice shady drives near it with banyan, tamarind, and other trees.
"Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life" by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
The virtuous man is like the banyan tree, which shelters and protects all around it.
"The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors" by Kersey Graves
How she sways from side to side like the flowering branch of a banyan tree!
"The Slaves of the Padishah" by Mór Jókai
The trees keep their foliage, and here and there is a broad-spreading banyan, or a mango grove, with its deep shade.
"From Egypt to Japan" by Henry M. Field
The prettiest is the shade of a banyan-tree, with about a hundred stems, a whole wood in itself.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Ahead, that massed shadow was the banyan tree.
"The Mercy of the Lord" by Flora Annie Steel
The oleander grows here to be a tree, and there is a banyan tree, said to be the only one growing out of doors in the United States.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
The banyan tree is noticeable along the coasts, where it generally prevails.
"Industrial Cuba" by Robert P. Porter
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In poetry:

is not right for the banyan, frangipani, or
jack-fruit trees; or for exotic serpent
life. Ring lizard and snake-skin for the foot, if you see fit;
but here they've cats, not cobras, to
keep down the rats. The diffident
little newt
"The Steeple-Jack" by Marianne Moore

In news:

At the public garden named for Portuguese poet Luis de Cam centses, a handful of elderly Chinese are doing tai chi exercises under the tangled banyan trees.
Banyan tree at Naples Children's Museum closer to being finished.
Chris Gamez fixes spots on the inside of the trunk as crews work on constructing a 45-foot tall by 30-foot wide faux banyan tree inside the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples on May 13, 2011.
Tait Guthrie, a foreman at NatureMaker, covers seams on the trunk as crews work on constructing the 45-foot tall by 30-foot wide faux banyan tree inside the Golisano Children's Museum of Naples on May 13, 2011.
Former 'Iron Chef' protege in Ritz's Banyan Tree kitchen.
It's been three years, but some of you diners will surely remember Chef de Cuisine Jojo Vasquez from his days at the Banyan Tree.
Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts.
LAHAINA — LahainaTown Action Committee will host the Banyan Tree 's 139th Birthday Party and Earth Day Celebration from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, in Banyan Tree Park.
LahainaTown Action Committee will host the Banyan Tree 's 139th Birthday Party and Earth Day Celebration from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, in Banyan Tree Park.
LahainaTown Action Committee will host the 11th annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree in downtown Lahaina on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 3-4.
Activities are slated in Banyan Tree Park on Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 5 p.m.
It's been three years, but some of you diners will surely remember Chef de Cuisine Jojo Vasquez from his days at the Banyan Tree .
LahainaTown Action Committee will host the 11th annual Lighting of the Banyan Tree on Saturday and Sunday, Dec 1-2.
A famous landmark in Lahaina, the Banyan Tree was planted in 1873 by Sheriff William Owen Smith to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the first missionaries.
ShareThisFor 40 years "Hawaii Calls" broadcast from under the banyan tree at the Moana Hotel.
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