ficus

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noun fi·cus \ˈfī-kəs\

Definition of ficus

plural

ficus

or

ficuses

  1. :  any of a genus (Ficus) of chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines of the mulberry family that includes some (such as F. benjamina) grown as houseplants and others (such as F. carica) cultivated for their oblong or pear-shaped edible syconium fruit; also :  fig 1b — compare strangler fig, weeping fig

Origin and Etymology of ficus

New Latin, from Latin, fig


First Known Use: 1693


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