Mission fig

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Definition of Mission fig

: black mission fig Mission figs have very thin skins and do not need to be peeled.— Sheldon Margen and Dale A. Ogar, Orlando Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2002 It comes with mission figs macerated in port, and chutney spiced with cardamom.— William Grimes, New York Times, 11 Oct. 2000

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First Known Use of Mission fig

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Mission fig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mission%20fig. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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