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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

A great fig should look like it's just about to burst its skin. When squeezed lightly it should give a little and not spring back. It must be almost unctuously sweet, soft and wet.
Yotam Ottolenghi

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 a geek in terms of, I love 'Close Encounters' and I love 'Star Wars,' but other things... 'Doctor Who,' I don't really care about at all, I couldn't give a fig about it.
Nick Frost

We might imagine that Jesus had many human faults. He failed most humanly, in my reckoning, when he killed the fig tree just because it didn't bear any figs for his breakfast; that was a disgraceful, bad-tempered thing to do, and to try and make a virtue of it by saying it was a demonstration of faith only made things worse.
Michael Leunig
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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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