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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

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

When the Jewish people, after nearly 2,000 years of exile, under relentless persecution, became a nation again on 14 May 1948 the 'fig tree' put forth its first leaves. Jesus said that this would indicate that He was 'at the door,' ready to return.
Hal Lindsey

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

I and others like me believe Timerman was chosen by President Kirshner, first as Argentina's U.N. ambassador and then as foreign minister, among other reasons because he does not hide his Jewishness and his relations with the Jewish community and, therefore, can be a 'fig leaf' for her policy.
Pepe Eliaschev

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
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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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