fig tree


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fig tree 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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are no blossoms on the branches of a fig tree, instead it is inside the fruit
    • Fig tree (Bot) any tree of the genus Ficus, but especially F. Carica which produces the fig of commerce.
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In literature:

On the way to and from Bethany, where he lodged for the night, the fruitless fig tree withered under his word.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
As we proceeded higher up we found ourselves among lofty fig-trees.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
I climbed higher than I had before done, and reached a small fig-tree growing in the fork of a large branch.
"The Wanderers" by W.H.G. Kingston
We enjoyed wandering in the shade of the fig-trees, wild and unprofitable, the date and other trees.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
It was a wild fig-tree, capable of sheltering a thousand persons under its shadow!
"Martin Rattler" by R.M. Ballantyne
I'd jes' wear my oldest trousers an' my flannel shirt, an' stay An' guard my vine an' fig tree in an old man's tender way.
"The Path to Home" by Edgar A. Guest
Wiser is it for me to lean my staff against my fig-tree, and have in mind the eternal years.
"A Child's Book of Saints" by William Canton
But nothing larger than a bush grows wild, if we except occasional stunted fig-trees.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
About the fountain were palms and fig trees.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
A peculiar kind of wild fig-tree was to be seen, ball-like in appearance, with branches inclined down instead of skyward like most trees.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
But the fate that befell the barren fig tree is instructive from another point of view.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
There; by the great wild fig-tree.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
The figs didn't even start (probably my ignorance), but we have trees coming from all the rest.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
"Helen and Arthur" by Caroline Lee Hentz
The branches of the fig-trees spread directly across the stream.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Godfather Misery was at the door, pretending to wait for her, and looking at his fig-tree in sorrow.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Here a grand fig-tree had attracted his attention, under its branches seeming the most proper place for them to encamp.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
The work was done, and they had nothing to do but sit down under their "own vine and fig-tree," and enjoy themselves.
"Work and Win" by Oliver Optic
From the same tree is taken the photograph, Fig.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
Of many fig trees only the tops remain visible.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore

In poetry:

In his own pleasant fig-tree's shade,
Which by his household fountain grew,
Where at noon-day his prayer he made
To know God better than he knew.
"St. Bartholomew" by John Keble
The wild-bees hum round golden bay,
The green frog sings on fig-tree bole,
And, see! down daisy-whitened way
Come the slow steers and swaying pole.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
An' bless'd be God, we noo can sit
Beneath oor vine an' fig tree shade—
May raise the Psalm, an' preach, an' pray,
Nane daurin' to mak' us afraid.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
Beneath the vine tree and the fig
Where mortal cares may not intrude,
On melon and on sucking pig
Although their brains are bright and big
Banquet the Great White Brotherhood.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
The Poet gathers fruit from every tree,
Yea, grapes from thorns and figs from thistles he.
Pluck'd by his hand, the basest weed that grows
Towers to a lily, reddens to a rose.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
O Strange Land, thou art virgin! Thou art more
Than fig-tree barren! Would that I could paint
For other's eyes the glory of the shore
Where last I saw thee; but the senses faint.
"Western Australia" by John Boyle O Reilly

In news:

Rooted fig tree as door prize at tomorrow's garden meeting.
12-14 tells us Jesus cursed a fig tree that had no figs.
Following that episode, verses 19-23 tell the result of Jesus cursing the fig tree : it was withered from the roots up.
Chefs' Secrets: Duck fat boosts flavor of Fig Tree 's potatoes.
The Fig Tree with its Own Address.
Chefs' Secrets: Duck fat boosts flavor of Fig Tree's potatoes.
It's almost Thanksgiving, and you know what that means -- time to wrap the fig tree.
Want to find the closest source for just-hooked snapper, farmstead goat cheese or from-the-tree figs, enter your search and it pulls up farmers near you.
Wind down a long drive, past the garage and a giant fig tree.
Protecting Fig Trees from Cold and Best Wood Chopping Tool.
We've been trying to find the best way to protect a fig tree for winter and our latest approach using leaves as an insulating barrier is looking like an effective solution.
My grandmother had a row of tree-size fig bushes in her backyard, and my brother and I would sit under them for hours, eating our fill of fresh figs through the summer months.
Homeowners in the Fig Garden area are putting up lights for the 89th annual Christmas Tree Lane, which runs along Van Ness Boulevard.
Figs that do not ripen are usually produced on seedling trees, according to the UC master gardeners.
I've had the tree for 15 years, but when the figs arrive, it still seems like a miracle.

In science:

The tree T can be seen as trees T ′ and T ′′ linked by the edge {r ′′ , r ′}, as shown in Fig. 6.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
To make the task classically hard the graph has to be modified by inserting a huge cycle between the trees, as in Fig. 15.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Fig. 1.— Mean (averaged over 20 realizations) core radius of the main halo of the merger tree as a function of redshift.
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
Fig. 3.— Mass deficit produced at z = 0 by shrinking SMBHs in our merger tree as a function of nuclear SMBH mass (fil led dots).
The formation of galaxy stellar cores by the hierarchical merging of supermassive black holes
FIG. 1: The normalized time dependence of the number of lead changes for random trees, L(t, N )/L(N ), versus the scaling variable x = ln t/ ln N .
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
Consider a forest of random trees that is generated randomly as follows (Fig. 1).
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
Accordingly, the results for the Cayley trees with d = 7 (solid lines) and d = 8 (dotted lines) are also shown in Fig. 3 for comparison.
Return times of random walk on generalized random graphs
Fig. 1. A binary search tree with the two parameters under consideration.
Spanning tree size in Random Binary Search Trees
On the other hand, by blossom trees, we mean planted plane trees satisfying (B1) all the inner vertices of the tree have even valences; (B2) the endpoints of the tree are of two types: buds and leaves; (B3) each 2k-valent inner vertex is adjacent to exactly k − 1 buds; (see Fig.1-(e) for an example).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
We repeat the process on this newly obtained diagram (see Fig.1-(c)) until all faces are merged, resulting into a tree (see Fig.1-(d)).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
Fig. 2: The closing procedure from a blossom tree (a) to a two-leg diagram (d).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
These mobiles are made of rigid polygons, with weight gk per k-gon, glued by their vertices into a rooted tree-like ob ject (see Fig.5 for an example).
Integrability of graph combinatorics via random walks and heaps of dimers
FIG. 5: Cayley tree for z = 3 and additional interconnections (dashed lines) attached according to the three rules a), b), c), respectively, as described in the text.
Synchronization of R{\"o}ssler Oscillators on Scale-free Topologies
Consider the deterministic tree of Fig. 1a, obtained by the following procedure : Starting from K2 at generation n = 0, construct successive generations by attaching nodes of degree one to the endpoints of each existing link (Fig. 1b).
Synchronous and Asynchronous Recursive Random Scale-Free Nets
An alternative way for constructing the tree consists of doubling the degree of each existing node, from k to 2k , by attaching to it k single-degree nodes (Fig. 1c).
Synchronous and Asynchronous Recursive Random Scale-Free Nets