bo tree (bō)
[Partial translation of Sinhalese bo-gaha, tree of wisdom (because it was the tree under which the Buddha was enlightened) : bo, wisdom (from Pali bodhi, from Sanskrit bodhiḥ, enlightenment; see bheudh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + gaha, tree.]
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