• WordNet 3.6
    • n peepul fig tree of India noted for great size and longevity; lacks the prop roots of the banyan; regarded as sacred by Buddhists
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • peepul pē"pŭl trē` (Bot) A sacred tree (Ficus religiosa) of the Buddhists, a kind of fig tree which attains great size and venerable age; it lacks the prop roots of the banyan. See Bo tree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peepul Same as pipul-tree.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. pīpal, Skr. pippala,


In literature:

I could see my home with the large peepul trees growing along the edge of the village pool.
"The Hungry Stones And Other Stories" by Rabindranath Tagore
I wonder if the 'dorian', if that is the name of it, is another superstition, like the peepul tree.
"Following the Equator, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Hindoos believe that the Peepul tree of which the foliage trembles like that of the aspen, has a spirit in every leaf.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
I may here observe, that parasites are common on the peepul, contrary to the statement of M. DeCandolle.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Two of its parts seem to be a peepul tree, while two others look like a large hare.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Some peepul may want Charley to dig fer 'em 'fore the winter's over.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
We're right wid th' peepul y' kin bet, and they thought best to avoid me.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
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
You cannot find shelter under the peepul, when the rain comes down.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
From a peepul-shaded courtyard came a clamour of young voices.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
The next night, as they sat around the fire, Ram Deen waited till the shadow crept from the peepul tree to the clump of tall grass.
"The Taming of the Jungle" by Dr. C. W. Doyle
On a high raised platform under a peepul tree were a number of people under vows, bound for Palni.
"Omens and Superstitions of Southern India" by Edgar Thurston
Greenbacks, offices, &c. are terribul upon corruptin the peepul.
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia" by Seba Smith
Meanwhile they have erected a little shelter of mats and bamboos in a peepul tree and have hung the bell there.
"The Outcaste" by F. E. Penny
Was it one of the spirits said to inhabit peepul trees that whispered it?
"A Bottle in the Smoke" by Milne Rae