Indian fig

noun

Definition of Indian fig

1 : banyan
2 [Indian entry 2 2]
a : any of several plants of the genus Opuntia: such as
(1) : a tropical American prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica)
(2) : an eastern North American prickly pear (Opuntia compressa)
b : the edible acid fruit of one of these plants

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“Indian fig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20fig. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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