GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) any tree of the genus Ficus, but especially F. Carica which produces the fig of commerce.
- n. any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
“From behind him an ornamental fountain, representing a fig tree in full fruit, began to spurt water, filling the surrounding trough and overflowing until it touched the body of the Pearl Warrior.”
“In the absence of other figs to mate with, and of agaonid wasps to intermediate that mating, a fig tree faces a celibate, fruitless future.”
“The fig tree (Ficus carica) is very common in Palestine.”
“Insensibly and little by little, I was led on to such follies as to believe that a fig tree wept when it was plucked and that the sap of the mother tree was tears.”
“It is not that so-called fig tree of India which has leaves several feet in length.”
“The limb collapses the thicket of tomatoes, snaps the young fig tree in two at the soil line, pulverizes a majority of the collard greens, buries the callaloo, and splinters the roof of the high-rise chicken coop.”
“This "Fruit" is like the Indian "Golden Egg", the transcendental and unconscious "Fullness of Being" out of which all things develop; it is the seed of the fig tree of the Gnostic Docetæ; it is the Búdos of the Valentinians.”
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