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Definition of Fig

Fig

  1. A small fruit tree (Ficus Carica) with large leaves, known from the remotest antiquity. It was probably native from Syria westward to the Canary Islands.
  2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
  3. A small piece of tobacco.
  4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt.
  5. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.
  6. To put into the head of, as something useless o/ contemptible.
  7. Figure; dress; array.

Fig Quotations

No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Epictetus

Nothing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig. I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Epictetus

I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society.
Brigitte Bardot

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.
Edwin Louis Cole

I've never turned over a fig leaf yet that didn't have a price tag on the other side.
Saul Bellow
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Fig Translations

fig in Danish is figen
fig in Dutch is vijg
fig in French is figue
fig in German is Feige
fig in Italian is vigliacco
fig in Norwegian is fikentre, fiken
fig in Portuguese is figo
fig in Spanish is higo

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