from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the Caricaceae; consisting of tropical American trees; the papayas.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Papayaceæ, consisting of about 20 species, which are natives of tropical America. The best-known is C. Papaya, the papaw (which see).
- n. A kind of dry fig; a lenten fig.
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- n. type genus of the Caricaceae; tropical American trees: papayas
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In the archaeobotanical samples also pit fragments of olive (Olea europea) (TD2, 48-18) and charred remains of whole fig (Ficus carica) fruit (TD2 48-24, 48-12) were available.
* The most common impression of the ficus carica or common fig for the traveler in Turkey is the slightly suggestive sight of a dried fig sliced and stuffed to bursting with walnuts and the sign Turkish Viagra floating enticingly above it.
Fig Figs are the fruits of Ficus carica, a tree native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, and a relative of the mulberry.
F. carica, the best known commercial fig, is probably native to southwest Asia but it has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for some 6000 years.
America and Asia, many species other than F. carica produce fruits which are gathered for human consumption.
A furo-coumarin, ficusin (also known as psoralene), has been isolated from the leaves of F. carica, and a dialysable, alkaloid-like compound has been found in the latex.
The proteolytic enzyme ficin is found in the latex of several members of the genus, including F. carica, the common fig. This compound is more toxic when administered intravenously than when ingested, and the toxicity depends primarily on the amount given, rather than on the concentration of the dose.
The latex of a number of species, including F. carica, shows anthelmintic properties associated with the presence of the proteolytic enzyme ficin.