Banyan

Banyan PartyAn old Naval name for a picnic party, especially nowadays by bus. The word 'Banyan' originates from the time when, as an economy, meat was not issued on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays: these days were called 'Banyan Days' after a religious sect in the East which believed it wicked to eat meat. It became the custom for men to save
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banyan

[n] - East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks 2. [n] - a loose fitting jacket
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Banyan

Ban'yan noun [ See Banian .] (Botany) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig ( Ficus Indica ), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to she
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banyan

<botany> A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men. ... See: Banian. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998)
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banyan

banian noun a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India
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banyan

banyan tree noun East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
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Banyan

• (n.) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men.
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banyan

(Ficus benghalensis, or F. indica), unusually shaped tree of the fig genus in the mulberry family (Moraceae) native to tropical Asia. Aerial roots ... [4 related articles]
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Banyan

Banyan is a English boy name. The meaning of the name is `The Banyan Tree ` The name Banyan doesn`t appear In the US top 1000 most common names over de last 128 years. The name Banyan seems to be unique!
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Banyan

[album] Banyan is the debut album from Banyan, founded by Stephen Perkins of Jane`s Addiction and Porno for Pyros fame, and David Turin. This record is dedicated to Marc Perkins. `They are compared to a deeply rooted Banyan tree which is ever increasing its hold on earth.` ==Track listing== All songs written by Banyan. ==Players== ...
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banyan

banyan (băn'yun) , species of fig (Ficus bengalensis) of the family Moraceae (mulberry family), native to India, where it is venerated. Its seeds usually germinate in the branches of some tree where they have been dropped by birds. The young plant puts forth aerial rootlets, which, on reac...
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Banyan

The banyan banyan or banian (Ficus indica), is a tree of India, of the fig genus. The most peculiar feature of this tree is its method of throwing out from the horizontal branches, supports which take root as soon as they reach the ground, enlarge into trunks, and extending branches in their turn, soon cover a prodigious extent of ground. A celebra
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Banyan

A banyan (banian) is an Indian loose-fitting shirt or jacket. The term originated during the days of the British occupation of India and applied to a loose coat.
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banyan

Tropical Asian fig tree. It produces aerial roots that grow down from its spreading branches, forming supporting pillars that look like separate trunks. (Ficus benghalensis, family Moraceae.)
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Banyan

Traditional Royal Navy term for a day or shorter period of rest and relaxation.
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Banyan

[disambiguation] Banyan is a type of tree. Banyan may also mean: == See also == ...
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Banyan

[clothing] A banyan (through Portuguese banian and Arabic بنيان, banyān, from the Gujarati વાણિયો, vāṇiyo, meaning `merchant`) is a garment worn by men in the 18th century influenced by Persian and Asian clothing. Banyan is also commonly used in present day Indian English and other countries in the Indian Subcontinent t
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Banyan

[band] Banyan is an art rock/alternative rock band with heavy jazz, and funk influence, based in Los Angeles, California. The leader and co-founder is Stephen Perkins, who first played drums for Jane`s Addiction (1986–1991, plus later regroupings), and then for Porno for Pyros. He co-founded the group with Emit Bloch. The core members of
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Banyan

A Banyan (also Banian) is a fig that starts its life as an epiphyte (a plant growing on another plant) when its seeds germinate in the cracks and crevices on a host tree (or on structures like buildings and bridges). `Banyan` often refers specifically to the Indian banyan or Ficus benghalensis, which is the national tree of the Republic of India..
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Banyan

Traditional Royal Navy term for a day or shorter period of rest and relaxation.
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