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the pipal, or sacred fig tree, Ficus religiosa, of India, under which the founder of Buddhism is reputed to have attained the Enlightenment that constituted him the Buddha.
Historical Examples

Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3) Charles Eliot
The Kingdom of the Yellow Robe Ernest Young
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various
Cultus Arborum Anonymous
Across India Oliver Optic
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3 Various
Buddhism, In its Connexion With Brahmanism and Hinduism, and In Its Contrast with Christianity Sir Monier Monier-Williams
The Pearl of India Maturin M. Ballou
Across India Oliver Optic
Cultus Arborum Anonymous

another name for the peepul


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