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

Examples of weeping fig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s a pet-safe option that makes a great stand in for large house plants like the weeping fig, which is unfortunately toxic to cats and dogs. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 With its glossy leaves and light gray trunk, the ficus tree, or weeping fig, is a pretty, graceful plant that’s been popular for decades. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 22 Jan. 2020 Roth’s weeping fig is a classic example: braided trunk, delicately drooping branchlets, and a dense shock of glossy leaves about 2 inches long . Los Angeles Times, 15 Aug. 2019 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, 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, 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of weeping fig

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of weeping fig was in 1934

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“Weeping fig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weeping%20fig. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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