fig tree

fig tree

noun
any moraceous tree of the tropical genus Ficus; produces a closed pear-shaped receptacle that becomes fleshy and edible when mature 
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fig tree

a group of about 900 species of trees, shrubs, and vines, commonly called figs. Native primarily to tropical areas of East Asia, they are distributed throughout the world's tropics. Many are tall forest trees that are buttressed by great spreading roots; others are planted as ornamentals.

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