noun, plural fi·cus, fi·cus·es.
Origin of ficus
Examples from the Web for ficus
They dip twigs of the pīpal (Ficus religiosa) into the milk, and throw them on the roof.
The least elastic and the lowest in specific gravity is the wood of the Ficus aurea.
But even that is a misnomer, the true sycamore, mentioned in Holy Writ, being a fig-tree (Ficus sycamorus).Trees. A Woodland Notebook|Herbert Maxwell
The leaves have rough upper surface and are used as sandpaper: Ficus odorata and ulmifolia.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
A piece of bone is carried away from the burning-ground, and buried under a pīpal (Ficus religiosa) tree.
British Dictionary definitions for ficus
Word Origin and History for ficus
c.1400, from Latin ficus "fig, fig tree" (see fig).