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Fig (fĭg), 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.
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2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
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&hand_; 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.
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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.
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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 (Zo&ö;l.), 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.
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Fig, v. t. [See Fico, Fig, n.] 1. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico. [Obs.]
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When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me like
The bragging Spaniard.
Shak.
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2. To put into the head of, as something useless o&unr_; contemptible. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
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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.
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