- banyan:  Banyan originally meant ‘Hindu trader’. It is an arabization of Gujarati vāniyān ‘traders’, which comes ultimately from Sanskrit vanija ‘merchant’ (the Portuguese version, banian, produced an alternative English spelling). When European travellers first visited Bandar Abbas, a port on the Persian Gulf, they found there a pagoda which the banyans had built in the shade of a large Indian fig tree. They immediately applied the name banyan to this particular tree, and the term later widened to include all such trees.
- banyan (n.)
- "Indian fig tree," 1630s, so called in reference to a tree on the Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf under which the Hindu merchants known as banians had built a pagoda. From Sanskrit vanija "merchant."
- 1. This huge banyan tree has a history of more than 400 years.
- 2. Dehong in the banyan tree in all the stations in the largest.
- 3. Wear the campus dime because had the big banyan more beautiful.
- 4. A large banyan tree may look like a forest.
- 5. Look, Xiaoling is sitting on the grass under the big banyan tree.
- 看, 小玲正坐在一棵大菩提树下的草地上.
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