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Banian

or Banyan (A). A loose coat (Anglo-Indian).

His coat was brownish black perhaps of yore,
In summer time a banyan loose he wore.

Lowell: Fitz Adam's Story (stanza 15).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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