ficus

[ fahy-kuh s ]
/ ˈfaɪ kəs /

noun, plural fi·cus, fi·cus·es.

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 of ficus

< New Latin (Linnaeus); Latin fīcus fig1
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ficus
/ (ˈfiːkəs) /

noun

any plant of the genus Ficus, which includes the edible fig and several greenhouse and house plantsSee rubber plant, weeping ivy
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