Definition of peepul in US English:

peepul

(also pipal)

noun

  • another term for bo tree
    • ‘About 400 saplings of neem, peepul and other native breeds were planted on the roadside of the highways.’
    • ‘Among the section on trees, the pipal and the banyan were regarded as sacred or even as deities themselves in both Buddhist and Hindu traditions.’

Origin

Late 18th century: via Hindi from Sanskrit pippala.

Pronunciation

peepul

/ˈpēpəl/