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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fig Tree

fiftyfold
fiftyish
fiftysomething
fiftysomethings
fig
fig-bird
fig-leaf
fig-leaved
fig-shell
fig.
fig leaves
fig marigold
fig moth
fig out
fig tree (current term)
fig up
fig wart
fig wasp
fig wasps
fig wax
figaries
figary
figbird
figbirds
figeater
figeaters
figent
figged
figger

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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