Also called banyan tree. an East Indian fig tree, Ficus benghalensis, of the mulberry family, having branches that send out adventitious roots to the ground and sometimes cause the tree to spread over a wide area.
Also, bania, baniya. a Hindu trader or merchant of a particular caste, the rules of which forbid eating flesh. a loose shirt, jacket, or gown.
a variant spelling of banyan
a moraceous tree, Ficus benghalensis, of tropical India and the East Indies, having aerial roots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks