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 Banian or Banyan (A).Bank. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Banian Dàys [Ban-yan].
 
Days when no meat is served to a ship’s crew. The term is derived from the Banians, a class of Hindu merchants, who carried on a most extensive trade with the interior of Asia, but being a caste of the Vaisya, abstained from the use of meat. (Sanskrit, banij, a merchant.)   1
 


 Banian or Banyan (A).Bank. 

 
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