A genus of trees or shrubs, one species of which (F. Carica) produces the figs of commerce; the fig tree.
Ficus Indica is the banyan tree; F. Religiosa, the peepul tree; F. Elastica, the India-rubber tree.
Origin: L, a fig.
(01 Mar 1998)
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