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Definition of FIG

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Fig \Fig\ (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr. figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. {Fico}.]
     1. (Bot.) A small fruit tree ({Ficus Carica}) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands. [1913 Webster]

     2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The fruit of a fig tree is really the hollow end of a stem, and bears numerous achenia inside the cavity. Many species have little, hard, inedible figs, and in only a few does the fruit become soft and pulpy. The fruit of the cultivated varieties is much prized in its fresh state, and also when dried or preserved. See {Caprification}. [1913 Webster]

     3. A small piece of tobacco. [U.S.]
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     4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt. "A fig for Peter." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {Cochineal fig}. See {Conchineal fig}.

     {Fig dust}, a preparation of fine oatmeal for feeding caged birds.

     {Fig faun}, one of a class of rural deities or monsters supposed to live on figs. "Therefore shall dragons dwell there with the fig fauns." --Jer. i. 39. (Douay version).

     {Fig gnat} (Zool.), a small fly said to be injurious to figs.

     {Fig leaf}, the leaf tree; hence, in allusion to the first clothing of Adam and Eve (Genesis iii.7), a covering for a thing that ought to be concealed; esp., an inadequate covering; a symbol for affected modesty.

     {Fig marigold} (Bot.), the name of several plants of the genus {Mesembryanthemum}, some of which are prized for the brilliancy and beauty of their flowers.

     {Fig tree} (Bot.), any tree of the genus {Ficus}, but especially {F. Carica} which produces the fig of commerce. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fig \Fig\, v. t. [See {Fico}, {Fig}, n.]
     1. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See {Fico}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me like The bragging Spaniard.                --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To put into the head of, as something useless o? contemptible. [Obs.] --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Fig \Fig\, n.
     Figure; dress; array. [Colloq.]
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           Were they all in full fig, the females with feathers on their heads, the males with chapeaux bras? --Prof. Wilson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "fig":
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