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ficus (n.)

c. 1400, from Latin ficus "fig, fig tree" (see fig). With capital letter, as the name of a large genus of trees and shrubs, chosen by Linnaeus (1753).

updated on November 05, 2014

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Definitions of ficus from WordNet

Ficus (n.)
large genus of tropical trees or shrubs or climbers including fig trees;
Synonyms: genus Ficus
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