Banyan (noun)

  1. A type of fig tree that is native to India, often having aerial roots that grow down from the branches to form additional trunks.
  2. A cloth worn by Hindu men and covering the lower part of the body.


The word "banyan" comes from the hindi word "baniya" which is the name of a hindu merchant caste and also refers to a type of tree.


  1. The banyan tree in the park is over a hundred years old.
  2. The aerial roots of the banyan tree provide support to the tree.
  3. The banyan tree was used as a natural shelter by travelers.
  4. The banyan is worn by Hindu men as a traditional lower garment.
  5. The banyan tree is also known as the Indian banyan and the strangler fig.
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