caprifig


cap·ri·fig

noun \ˈka-prə-ˌfig\

Definition of CAPRIFIG

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

Origin 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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