banian banian

Definition(s):

  1. (n) East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks
  2. (n) a loose fitting jacket; originally worn in India

Usage(s):

  1. The banian's charge for a bushel of wheat: two bushels at harvest time, the equivalent of 100% interest.
  2. John Metaxas' name went upon the defense system thrown up along the Bulgarian and Yugoslav borders, which were later extended hastily down the Al banian.
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