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fig

Ficus, the partially dried fruit of Ficus carica (family Moraceae); used as a nutrient, mild laxative, and demulcent.
[L. ficus; A.S. fic]

fig

Ficus spp. See ficus tsiela.
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Figs and fig trees have a seemingly inexhaustible list of qualities and uses.
When potted fig trees were placed in an infested citrus grove, one of the fig trees (cv 'Mission black') also became infested.
Osama Shakarna, head of the Nahhalin village council, told AFP more than 100 olive and fig trees had been destroyed in a fire on the northwest side of the village, which faces Beitar Illit, in a blaze he blamed on local settlers.
s argument implies that the presence of parthenocarpic figs is significant because 'both parthenocarpic hermaphroditic [caprifig] and female fig trees do not set germinative seeds, they are reproductive dead ends unless humans interfere by planting shoots of those parthenocarpic trees' (Kislev et al.
For tips on cultivating fig trees, see "Growing Figs in Mississippi," pg.
I have a fig tree volunteer that came up about 20 feet away from a mature fig tree.
Nevertheless, working hard and doing alright, time seemed to pass so slowly, and it was so heavy, weighted I thought, by months-long sieges of fog much thicker than the proverbial pea soup, and by the imposing shape and volume of the fig trees.
Families bought fig trees, fresh figs and fig jams.
At Illawarra, von Guerard was able to capture, in minute detail, the character of local flora: cabbage palms, ferns, fig trees, and multiple varieties of vines within the dark green tones of the dense Australian forest.
In the February Journal of Chemical Ecology, she, Laure Grison-Pige, and their colleagues reported testing the fragrances of four species of tropical fig trees.
Surrounded by wild pepper and fig trees, they are calm places away from dust and noise, and they are of course overlooked by some of the best houses.