Definition of Fig tree
1. Noun. Any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature.
Specialized synonyms: Common Fig, Common Fig Tree, Ficus Carica, Fig, Ficus Aurea, Florida Strangler Fig, Golden Fig, Strangler Fig, Wild Fig, Banian, Banian Tree, Banyan, Banyan Tree, East Indian Fig Tree, Ficus Bengalensis, Indian Banyan, Bo Tree, Ficus Religiosa, Peepul, Pipal, Pipal Tree, Pipul, Sacred Fig, Assam Rubber, Ficus Elastica, India-rubber Fig, India-rubber Plant, India-rubber Tree, Rubber Plant, Ficus Deltoidea, Ficus Diversifolia, Mistletoe Fig, Mistletoe Rubber Plant, Botany Bay Fig, Ficus Rubiginosa, Little-leaf Fig, Port Jackson Fig, Rusty Rig, Ficus Sycomorus, Mulberry Fig, Sycamore, Sycamore Fig
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Fig tree
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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1811)
"... of the fig-tree unknown among us. Although the Mahometans drink no wine, the Arabians however,, plant the vine, and have a great variety of grapes. ..."
2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1887)
"The fig tree I have always believed until recently did not need any pruning ... I will assure you that if you set out the fig tree with that mass of fibrous ..."
3. The Popular Science Monthly (1885)
"From the most ancient times, as Ions as the fig-tree has been cultivated, its artificial fertilization by means of the cap- ..."
4. A Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by Sir William Smith, John Mee Fuller (1893)
"Hence the blossom of the fig-tree is not visible till the receptacle has been cut open. The fig-tree is very common in Palestine (l)eut. viii. 8). ..."
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