Meaning of “banyan” in the English Dictionary

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"banyan" in British English

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banyannoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbæn.jæn/ us /ˈbæn.jæn/

Examples from literature

  • A warm sea-breeze rustled through the banyan trees, with their thick, shining arch of foliage. 
  • Splendid banyan trees give grateful shelter to the traveller. 
  • The banyan is almost a colony of trees in itself, having, apparently, a dozen trunks in one. 
  • The banyan tree has to be seen to be understood. 
  • We were hiding amid the roots of a great banyan tree, and could see well. 

(Definition of “banyan” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)