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caprifig

[kap-ruh-fig] /ˈkæp rəˌfɪg/
noun
1.
the wild fig, Ficus carica, bearing an inedible fruit used in pollination of the edible fig.
2.
the fruit itself.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin caprifīcus the wild fig tree, literally, the goat-fig, equivalent to capri- capri + fīcus fig1
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caprifig

/ˈkæprɪˌfɪɡ/
noun
1.
a wild variety of fig, Ficus carica sylvestris, of S Europe and SW Asia, used in the caprification of the edible fig
Word Origin
C15: from Latin caprifīcus literally: goat fig, from caper goat + fīcusfig1
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