Fig

Definition of Fig

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.
When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me like
The bragging Spaniard.
- Shak.
2.To put into the head of, as something useless o contemptible.
n.1.Figure; dress; array.
Were they all in full fig, the females with feathers on their heads, the males with chapeaux bras?
- Prof. Wilson.

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