weeping fig

noun

Definition of weeping fig 

: an ornamental fig (Ficus benjamina) of southern Asia and Australia that is widely cultivated especially as a houseplant for its glossy ovate leaves and drooping branches

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In an alleyway shaded by a weeping fig tree, Bún Cá Sâm Cây Si is known for delicious nem cá: deep-fried spring rolls filled with wood-ear mushrooms, minced pork, scallion, and tender fish. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 Also known as the Memorial Gardens, the flowerbeds at Buckingham are laid out in a semi-circular design and include such as exotic plants as scarlet geraniums, spider plants, and weeping figs. Chanel Vargas, Town & Country, "Inside Queen Elizabeth's Home at Buckingham Palace," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of weeping fig

1934, in the meaning defined above

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