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caprifig

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noun cap·ri·fig \ˈka-prə-ˌfig\

Definition of caprifig

  1. :  a wild fig (Ficus carica sylvestris) of southern Europe and southwestern Asia used for caprification of the cultivated fig; also :  its fruit



Origin and Etymology of caprifig

Middle English caprifige, part translation of Latin caprificus, from capr-, caper goat + ficus fig — more at fig


First Known Use: 15th century


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