noun \ˈfig\

Definition of FIG

a :  an oblong or pear-shaped syconium fruit of a tree (genus Ficus) of the mulberry family
b :  a tree bearing figs; especially :  a widely cultivated tree (F. carica) that produces edible figs
:  a worthless trifle :  the least bit <doesn't care a fig>

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Origin of FIG

Middle English fige, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan figa, from Vulgar Latin *fica, from Latin ficus fig tree, fig
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with FIG



Definition of FIG

:  dress, array <a young woman in dazzling royal full fig — Mollie Panter-Downes>

Origin of FIG

fig, verb, to adorn
First Known Use: 1835



Definition of FIG

figurative; figuratively; figure
FIG Defined for Kids


noun \ˈfig\

Definition of FIG for Kids

:  a sweet fruit that is oblong or shaped like a pear and is often eaten dried
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