(also bodhi tree /ˈbōdē/)
- a fig tree native to India and Southeast Asia, regarded as sacred by Buddhists. Also called peepul, pipal.
- Ficus religiosa, family Moraceae
mid 19th century: representing Sinhalese bōgaha 'tree of knowledge' (Buddha's enlightenment having occurred beneath such a tree), from bō (from Sanskrit budh 'understand thoroughly') + gaha 'tree'