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A tree or shrub of the genus Ficus that is native mainly to the tropics and produces a fruit of the same name
figure (diagram or illustration)
The fruit of the fig, pear-shaped and containing many small seeds
{n} a tree and its fruit, mark of contempt, disease
{v} to insult with ficos, to give useless advice
The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors
Figure, a pricelist abbreviation
A fig or a fig tree is a tree on which figs grow
fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
In some dictionaries and language books, fig. is used as an abbreviation for figurative. Any plant of the genus Ficus, in the mulberry family, especially Ficus carica, the common fig. Yielding the well-known figs of commerce, F. carica is native to an area from Asiatic Turkey to northern India, but natural seedlings grow in most Mediterranean countries, where figs are used extensively, both fresh and dried. It is a bush or small tree with broad, rough, deciduous leaves (see deciduous tree). Hundreds of different varieties are grown in various parts of the world. The fig was one of the first fruit trees to come under cultivation. Its fruit contains significant amounts of calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and iron
a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
In books and magazines, fig. is used as an abbreviation for figure in order to tell the reader which picture or diagram is being referred to. Draw the basic outlines in black felt-tip pen
a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; used in scorn or contempt
To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion
A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity
A small piece of tobacco
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A fig is a soft sweet fruit that grows in hot countries. It is full of tiny seeds and is often eaten dried
It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands
{i} type of tree; fruit of this tree; something which is worthless or unimportant; least bit; contemptuous gesture; dress, clothing; condition, state
Fighter Interceptor Group
The fruit of any of approximately 700 varieties of fig trees Figs are a good source of iron, calcium and phosphorus
1 Fig 1 reference for pictures
Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
a bulb-shaped, green-skinned fruit with lots of seeds
Figure; dress; array
To put into the head of, as something useless o&?; contemptible
sea
bottle
april
bird
echo
sterile
thread
stillborn
tart
bind
sheep
reboil
petrification
plough
anchor
rudder
trammel
steel
outline
shortsighted
steppingstone
sore
impress
plow
tiger
pare
phantasmagoria
thaw
rhetoric
dulcify
spoon
pave
driftwood
threepiled
blanch
zero
stumble
plank
divergent
probe
inoculate
fig leaf
Anything used to conceal something undesirable or that one does not want to be discovered
fig leaf
A leaf of the fig plant
fig leaf
A representation of leaf of a fig plant used to cover the genitals of a nude figure in a work of art (alluding to Genesis iii 7, in which Adam and Eve use fig leaves to hide their nakedness)
fig wasp
A wasp of the family Agaonidae, some of which pollinate figs
fig-leaf
Alternative spelling of fig leaf
fig-leaved
Used in the names of various plants the leaves of which resemble those of the fig
fig knife
knife used for cutting figs
fig leaf
leaf of a fig tree; something which conceals or hides (usually insufficiently or inadequately)
fig leaf
disapproval People sometimes refer disapprovingly to something which is intended to hide or prevent an embarrassing situation as a fig leaf. This deal is little more than a fig leaf for the continued destruction of the landscape. the large leaf of the fig tree, sometimes shown in paintings as covering people's sex organs
fig leaf
a leaf from a fig tree
fig leaf
a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful
fig leaf
A fig leaf is a large leaf which comes from the fig tree. A fig leaf is sometimes used in painting and sculpture to cover the genitals of a naked body
fig leaf
a covering consisting of anything intended to conceal something regarded as shameful a leaf from a fig tree
fig marigold
any of several South African plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers
fig marigold
Any of various plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, native to southern Africa and having thick fleshy leaves and variously colored flowers. Also called icicle plant, pebble plant
fig tree
type of tree
fig tree
any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature
fig wasp
A small wasp belonging to the family Agonidae, especially Blastophaga psenes, that breeds in the caprifig and is active in the pollination of fig trees and shrubs
fig-
The fruit of any of approximately 700 varieties of fig trees Figs are a good source of iron, calcium and phosphorus
fig-
Figure, a pricelist abbreviation
fig-
a bulb-shaped, green-skinned fruit with lots of seeds
fig-
Fighter Interceptor Group
fig-
1 Fig 1 reference for pictures
fig-
figure: a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
fig-
Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
fig-
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group: a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
fig-
fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
fig-
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fig-bird
greenish-yellow Australian oriole feeding chiefly on figs and other fruits
Indian fig
The prickly pear
figs
plural form of fig
figs
figures
sycomore fig
A species of fig, scientific name Ficus sycomorus, native to Africa
Indian fig
{i} treelike cactus native to central Mexico with large yellow flowers that bears a red fruit; juicy and red fruit fo the Indian fig
cochineal fig
A plant of Central and Southern America, of the Cactus family, extensively cultivated for the sake of the cochineal insect, which lives on it
dried fig
fig that has been dried
figs
plural of fig
golden fig
a strangler tree native to southern Florida and West Indies; begins as an epiphyte eventually developing many thick aerial roots and covering enormous areas
hottentot fig
low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp
mistletoe fig
shrub or small tree often grown as a houseplant having foliage like mistletoe
not to care a fig
not to care at all, not to have any interest in
not worth a fig
completely worthless, having no value at all
port jackson fig
Australian tree resembling the banyan often planted for ornament; introduced into South Africa for brushwood
strangler fig
An evergreen tree (Ficus aurea) of southern Florida and the West Indies, having elliptic leaves and yellow fruit
under his vine and under his fig tree
beneath his tree, sits securely, is calm, is at ease, is tranquil, is serene
under one's own vine and fig tree
person on his own property, person surrounded by his own possessions
unripe fig
fig that is not fully matured, undeveloped fig
wild fig
a West Indies clusia having fig-shaped fruit
fig

    Türkische aussprache

    fîg

    Aussprache

    /ˈfəg/ /ˈfɪɡ/

    Etymologie

    [ 'fig ] (noun.) 13th century. Middle English fige, from Anglo-Norman figue, from Old Provençal figa, from Vulgar Latin fīca 'fig', from Latin fīcus 'fig tree', from Semitic (compare Phoenician pagh, paggím 'half-ripe fig' ). Semitic also gave Ancient Greek σῦκον (sukon) 'fig', (Boeotian) τῦκον (tukon) and Old Armenian թուզ (tʿuz).

    Tempora

    figging, figged

    Gemeinsame Collocations

    fig tree

    Wort des Tages

    euphuism
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