Definition of ficus in English:

ficus

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːkəs
 
, ˈfʌɪkəs
 
/

noun (plural same)

  • A tree, shrub, or climber of a large genus that includes the figs and the rubber plant, growing in tropical and warm climates.
    • Genus Ficus, family Moraceae
    More 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.

Origin

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

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