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  1. Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the area covered can be seen from Figure 2" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit eaten fresh or preserved or dried Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate Qaddafi Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A small piece of tobacco. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Figure; dress; array. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; - used in scorn or contempt. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To put into the head of, as something useless o contemptible. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A small fruit tree with large leaves; the pear-shaped fruit of that tree; a worthless amount; as, I don't care a fig. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Ficus, the fruit of Ficus carica. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. A laxative fruit. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  15. The fig-tree or its fruit, growing in warm climates; a thing of little consequence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A sweet fruit growing in warm climates. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The small sweet fruit of a tree, cultivated in warm climates; also, the tree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The fig-tree; the fruit of the fig-tree; a thing of no worth; a spongy excrescence which grows on the feet of some horses; a piece of tobacco. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. A well-known fruit of a pear-like shape. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. First mentioned in Genesis 3:7 . The fig-tree is mentioned ( Deuteronomy 8:8 ) as one of the valuable products of Palestine. It was a sign of peace and prosperity ( 1 Kings 4:25 ; Micah 4:4 ; Zechariah 3:10 ). Figs were used medicinally ( 2 Kings 20:7 ), and pressed together and formed into "cakes" as articles of diet ( 1 Samuel 30:12 ; Jeremiah 24:2 ). Our Lord's cursing the fig-tree near Bethany ( Mark 11:13 ) has occasioned much perplexity from the circumstance, as mentioned by the evangelist, that "the time of figs was not yet." The explanation of the words, however, lies in the simple fact that the fruit of the fig-tree appears before the leaves, and hence that if the tree produced leaves it ought also to have had fruit. It ought to have had fruit if it had been true to its "pretensions," in showing its leaves at this particular season. "This tree, so to speak, vaunted itself to be in advance of all the other trees, challenged the passer-by that he should come and refresh himself with its fruit. Yet when the Lord accepted its challenge and drew near, it proved to be but as the others, without fruit as they; for indeed, as the evangelist observes, the time of figs had not yet arrived. Its fault, if one may use the word, lay in its pretensions, in its making a show to run before the rest when it did not so indeed" (Trench, Miracles). The fig-tree of Palestine (Ficus carica) produces two and sometimes three crops of figs in a year, (1) the bikkurah, or "early-ripe fig" ( Micah 7:1 ; Isaiah 28:4 ; Hosea 9:10 , RSV), which is ripe about the end of June, dropping off as soon as it is ripe ( Nahum 3:12 ); (2) the kermus, or "summer fig," then begins to be formed, and is ripe about August; and (3) the pag (plural "green figs," Cant 2:13 ; Gr. olynthos, Revelation 6:13 , "the untimely fig"), or "winter fig," which ripens in sheltered spots in spring. biblestudytools.com
  22. fig, n. the fig-tree (Ficus), or its fruit, growing in warm climates: a thing of little consequence.--v.t. (Shak.) to insult by a contemptuous motion of the fingers.--ns. FIG'-LEAF, the leaf of the fig-tree: an imitation of such a leaf for veiling the private parts of a statue or picture: any scanty clothing (from Gen. iii. 7): a makeshift; FIG'-TREE, the tree which produces figs. [Fr. figue--L. ficus, a fig.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. fig, n. (coll.) figure: dress.--v.t. to dress, get up.--n. FIG'GERY, dressy ornament. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. See Ficus carica- f. Indian, Cactus opuntia. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  25. (Broad-leaved tree, usu. f.-tree, bearing) soft pear shaped many seeded fruit eaten fresh (green ff.) or dried (esp. Turkey or Smyrna ff.; pulled ff., superior hand-picked Turkey ff.); under one\'s vine& f.-tree, safe at home; anything valueless (don\'t care a f. for; also a f. for-!, as excl.); f.-leaf, device for concealing what is indecorous (Gen. iii. 7); f.-wort, brown-flowered herb. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. Dress, equipment, (in full f.); condition, form, (in good f.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. French out or up (horse), make lively; f. out (person), dress up, bedizen. [German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Fruit of Ficus carica : used as a laxative and digestant. American pocket medical dictionary.
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon, Latin, French] A fruit-tree of the genus Ficus, growing in warm climates;—the fruit of the fig-tree, which is of a round or oblong shape and of various colours;—a worthless thing—in expressions of contempt. Cabinet Dictionary
  30. A tree that bears figs; the fruit of the fig-tree. Complete Dictionary

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