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

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