Definition of ficus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfīkəs/

noun (plural same)

A tree, shrub, or climbing plant of a large genus that includes the figs and the rubber plant. They grow in tropical and warm climates, and several species are of commercial importance.
  • Genus Ficus, family Moraceae.
Example sentences
  • The ficus we grow indoors are members of the fig family and capable of fruiting.
  • Consider reworking the roots and continuing to grow the ficus in pots.
  • The ficus would thrive during the warm months on the patio in filtered morning sun, but I suspect summer afternoon sun would be too intense.


Mid 19th century: from Latin, 'fig, fig tree'.

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Syllabification: fi·cus

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