ficus

[fahy-kuhs]
noun, plural ficus, ficuses.
any of numerous chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines belonging to the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, having milky sap and large, thick or stiff leaves, including the edible fig, the banyan, and many species grown as ornamentals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus); Latin fīcus fig

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ficus (ˈfiːkəs)
 
n
rubber plant See weeping ivy any plant of the genus Ficus, which includes the edible fig and several greenhouse and house plants

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ficus
c.1400, from L. ficus fig, fig tree, (see fig).
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Example sentences
Try paying attention, say, to all the potted plants you see en route-then
  retrace your steps from fern to ficus to foyer.
There is an artificial park with ficus trees and benches, and a gleaming
  basketball court.
The new strain of whiteflies infests some species of ficus plants and turns
  their leaves sticky and stains them.
For the less adventurous, there is a selection of low-maintenance houseplants
  such as ficus and pothos.
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