Pronunciation: fĭg
n.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.
2.The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
3.A small piece of tobacco.
4.The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; - used in scorn or contempt.
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.
Fig gnat
(Zool.) a small fly said to be injurious to figs.
- Jer. i. 39. (Douay version).
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.
v. t.1.To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.
2.To put into the head of, as something useless o contemptible.
n.1.Figure; dress; array.
Noun1.fig - a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
Synonyms: figure
2.fig - Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
3.FIG - a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi
4.fig - fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried
Forth Interest Group (org., Forth)a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, apparel, array, attire, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bedizenment, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, button, cent, clothes, clothing, costume, curio, drapery, dress, dressing, duds, farce, farthing, fashion, fatigues, feather, feathers, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, garb, garments, gaud, gear, gewgaw, gimcrack, guise, habiliment, habit, hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, investiture, investment, jest, joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, linen, minikin, mockery, molehill, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, rags, raiment, rap, red cent, robes, row of pins, rush, shit, snap, sneeshing, sou, sportswear, straw, style, threads, togs, toilette, toy, trifle, trim, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel, whim-wham
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fifty dollar bill
fifty percent
fifty-cent piece
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Fig dust
Fig faun
Fig gnat
fig leaf
fig marigold
fig moth
fig out
fig tree
fig up
Fig wart
fig wax
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