sacred fig


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Examples of sacred fig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along tidy village roads, Muslim women cloaked in body-length black niqabs walk past Hindu priests resting under sacred fig trees. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Buddha received his enlightenment under the bodhi tree, or sacred fig. Mary Ekstrand, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sacred fig was in 1778

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“Sacred fig.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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