from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous tropical trees, shrubs, or climbers of the genus Ficus, having pearlike multiple fruits.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant belonging to the genus Ficus, including the rubber plant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which (F. Carica) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a very large genus of tropical and subtropical trees or shrubs, of the urticaceous tribe Artocarpeæ, characterized by bearing their minute unisexual flowers within a nearly closed globose or pear-shaped receptacle.
- n. In zoology, an old genus of mollusks: same as Pyrula.
- n. In surgery, a fleshy excrescence, often soft and reddish, sometimes hard, hanging by a peduncle or formed like a fig. It occurs on the eyelids, chin, tongue, anus, or reproductive organs. Also called fig-wart.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large genus of tropical trees or shrubs or climbers including fig trees
Latin fīcus, fig.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fīcus ("fig") (Wiktionary)