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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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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1934, in the meaning defined above

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