banyan, banian

(noun) a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India

banyan, banyan tree, banian, banian tree, Indian banyan, East Indian fig tree, Ficus bengalensis

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

Source: WordNet® 3.1


banian (plural banians)

Alternative spelling of banyan

Source: Wiktionary

Ban"ian, n. Etym: [Skr. banij merchant. The tree was so named by the English, because used as a market place by the merchants.]

1. A Hindoo trader, merchant, cashier, or money changer. [Written also banyan.]

2. A man's loose gown, like that worn by the Banians.

3. (Bot.)

Definition: The Indian fig. See Banyan. Banian days (Naut.), days in which the sailors have no flesh meat served out to them. This use seems to be borrowed from the Banians or Banya race, who eat no flesh.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

8 February 2023


(verb) pass on or delegate to another; “The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital”

Do you know this game?


Wordscapes is a popular word game consistently in the top charts of both Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The Android version has more than 10 million installs. This guide will help you get more coins in less than two minutes of playing the game. Continue reading Wordscapes: Get More Coins