Definition of ficus
: 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
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Mr. Frelinghuysen’s victories have been so easy, his Democratic opposition so weak, that the filmmaker Michael Moore once ran a ficus tree against him.
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Origin and Etymology of ficus
New Latin, from Latin, fig
First Known Use: 1693See Words from the same year
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