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Definition of "banyan tree" []

  • East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks (noun)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "banyan tree" in a sentence
  • "The great banyan tree is as grand as ever, a magnificent tree, a forest in itself, and the view of the sea under its great branches, and of the islands of Matlavo and Valua, is beautiful."
  • "She took her morning walks through Lahaina, along the ocean and around Courthouse Square, where an enormous banyan tree rose about sixty feet into the air and shaded nearly two-thirds of an acre, with a dozen aerial roots as thick as trunks stretching down to plunge back into the earth."
  • "The Colonel at Firebase Mordant wanted the banyan tree down NOW because an armored regiment of North Vietnamese could camp under, around, and inside it."
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