ficus

noun
fi·​cus | \ ˈfī-kəs How to pronounce ficus (audio) \
plural ficus or ficuses

Definition of ficus

: any of a genus (Ficus) of chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and woody vines of the mulberry family that have deciduous or evergreen leaves, often begin life as epiphytes, and include some (such as F. benjamina) grown as houseplants and others (such as F. carica) cultivated for their oblong or pear-shaped edible syconium fruit : fig entry 1 sense 1b — compare banyan, rubber plant, strangler fig, weeping fig

Examples of ficus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walsh followed Ohtani's blast with a 435-foot shot over the ficus trees beyond center field, putting the Angels up 4-2 on their fourth back-to-back homers of the season. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 7 July 2021 Walsh followed Ohtani's blast with a 435-foot shot over the ficus trees beyond center field, putting the Angels up 4-2 on their fourth back-to-back homers of the season. Greg Beacham, ajc, 7 July 2021 Walsh followed Ohtani’s blast with a 435-foot shot over the ficus trees beyond center field, putting the Angels up 4-2 on their fourth back-to-back homers of the season. Greg Beacham, courant.com, 7 July 2021 Pleached lollipop ficus trees planted by landscape designer Marcello Villano add privacy. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, 10 June 2021 Get some vines that cascade down, or a palm in the corner, or a ficus, which doesn’t require a lot of water. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 11 May 2021 Ah, the wonders of the great outdoors, just beyond the fake ficus trees and sliding doors of the hotel lobby. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Apr. 2021 Large windows and potted ficus frame the view of the trees. Christine Lennon, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021 And don’t be afraid to get a little messy repotting your favorite ficus. Ashley Stahl, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of ficus

1693, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ficus

New Latin, from Latin, fig

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“Ficus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ficus. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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