• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bo-tree bō′-trē the name given in Ceylon to the Pipal or Peepul of India (Ficus religiosa), held sacred by the Buddhists, and planted close by every temple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Singh. bo, from Pali bodhi, perfect knowledge.


In literature:

On leaving India, she took with her a branch of the sacred Bo tree at Buddha Gaya, under which Sakyamuni had become Buddha.
"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
He had to lift her off and help her to the tree where Bo leaned.
"The Man of the Forest" by Zane Grey
BO-TREE, a species of Ficus, sacred to the Buddhists as the tree under which Buddha sat when the light of life first dawned on him.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
This Tree they call Bo-gauhah; we, the God-tree.
"An Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies" by Robert Knox
It was situated in the Mahamegha garden close to the Bo-tree and was regarded as the citadel of orthodoxy.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
I had no difficulty in recognising it as one of the sacred bo-trees of the Buddhists.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was in the air, but it was nowhere, and yet it was in the trees, in the water, and it was in Nana-bo-jou too.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
There are wonderful tales told of miraculous work done through the celebrated bo-tree, a branch of the oldest historical tree in the world.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
We see the renunciation, the sojourn in the wilderness, the attainment under the bo-tree, the preaching of the Truth.
"Appearances" by Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
This is supposed to signify Buddha as he sat under the Bo tree meditating.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton

In poetry:

Though sorry enough was little Bo-Peep
That the tails were lost from her pretty sheep,
She murmured, "I'll find them easily,
And there's very little good in crying!"
So away she went, and at last, in a tree,
She saw them hung a-drying!
"Little Bo-Beep" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Bo Obama inspects the White House Christmas tree.
The First Lady and Bo (a portuguese water dog) couldn't resist sniffing the freshly-cut tree, grown by 2012 National Christmas Tree Association grand champion winners Rusty and Beau Estes.

In science:

After our results were announced in 2003 and while this paper was in preparation or under refereeing, an interesting approach of tree languages in terms of so-called forest algebras was introduced by Bo ja´nczyk and Walukiewicz.
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
One of the more promising and elegant is the notion of forest algebras, introduced by Bo ja´nczyk and Walukiewicz , initially to discuss languages of unranked, unordered trees.
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
At the first step, one evaluates the index for the tree-level effective BO Hamiltonian.
Witten index in supersymmetric 3d theories revisited
In (nonchiral) 4d SYM theories, the evaluations of the index based on the analysis of the tree effective BO Hamiltonian are not modified when loops are taken into account.
Witten index in supersymmetric 3d theories revisited
Forest algebras were introduced by Bo ja´nczyk and Walukiewicz as an algebraic formalism for studying regular tree languages .
Tree Languages Defined in First-Order Logic with One Quantifier Alternation