fig

A fig is a flowering tree that grows in warm climates. The fruit that grows on a fig is also called a fig.

The fig, or fig tree, is happiest in dry, sunny climates like those in the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. The figs that grow on these trees is very sweet, with a green skin that ripens to a purple, brown, or yellowish color. An interesting quirk of the fig is that it needs a specific type of wasp for pollination in order to produce seeds. The Latin root of fig is ficus.

Primary Meanings of fig

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n
Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
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n
a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
Full Definitions of fig
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n Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit

Synonyms:
Ficus carica, common fig, common fig tree
Types:
Ficus carica sylvestris, caprifig
wild variety of the common fig used to facilitate pollination of certain figs
Type of:
fig tree
any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature

n fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried

Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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n a diagram or picture illustrating textual material

Synonyms:
figure
Type of:
illustration
artwork that helps make something clear or attractive

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