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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fig /ˈfɪg/
 無花果;一點,少許,不值錢的東西(v.)服裝;打扮,裝飾健康狀況

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fig /ˈfɪg/ 名詞
 無花果,無花果樹,無花果屬植物,無價值的東西,遮羞布,遮羞物

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fig n.
 1. Bot. 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.
 Note:The fruit of a fig tree is really the hollow end of a stem, and bears numerous achenia inside the cavity. Many species have little, hard, inedible figs, and in only a few does the fruit become soft and pulpy. The fruit of the cultivated varieties is much prized in its fresh state, and also when dried or preserved. See Caprification.
 3. A small piece of tobacco. [U.S.]
 4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used in scorn or contempt. “A fig for Peter.”
 Cochineal fig. See Conchineal fig.
 Fig dust, a preparation of fine oatmeal for feeding caged birds.
 Fig faun, one of a class of rural deities or monsters supposed to live on figs. “Therefore shall dragons dwell there with the fig fauns.” --Jer. i. 39. (Douay version).
 Fig gnat Zool., a small fly said to be injurious to figs.
 Fig leaf, the leaf tree; hence, in allusion to the first clothing of Adam and Eve (Genesis iii.7), a covering for a thing that ought to be concealed; esp., an inadequate covering; a symbol for affected modesty.
 Fig marigold Bot., the name of several plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, some of which are prized for the brilliancy and beauty of their flowers.
 Fig tree Bot., any tree of the genus Ficus, but especially F. Carica which produces the fig of commerce.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fig, v. t.
 1. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico. [Obs.]
 When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me like
 The bragging Spaniard.   --Shak.
 2. To put into the head of, as something useless ocontemptible. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fig, n. Figure; dress; array. [Colloq.]
    Were they all in full fig, the females with feathers on their heads, the males with chapeaux bras?   --Prof. Wilson.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 fig
      n 1: a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the
           area covered can be seen from Figure 2" [syn: figure]
      2: Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
         [syn: common fig, common fig tree, Ficus carica]
      3: a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with
         al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government;
         attempted to assassinate Qaddafi [syn: Libyan Islamic
         Fighting Group, Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah
         bi-Libya, Libyan Fighting Group, Libyan Islamic Group]
      4: fleshy sweet pear-shaped yellowish or purple multiple fruit
         eaten fresh or preserved or dried
      [also: figging, figged]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Fig
    First mentioned in Gen. 3:7. The fig-tree is mentioned (Deut.
    8:8) as one of the valuable products of Palestine. It was a sign
    of peace and prosperity (1 Kings 4:25; Micah 4:4; Zech. 3:10).
    Figs were used medicinally (2 Kings 20:7), and pressed together
    and formed into "cakes" as articles of diet (1 Sam. 30:12; Jer.
    24:2).
      Our Lord's cursing the fig-tree near Bethany (Mark 11:13) has
    occasioned much perplexity from the circumstance, as mentioned
    by the evangelist, that "the time of figs was not yet." The
    explanation of the words, however, lies in the simple fact that
    the fruit of the fig-tree appears before the leaves, and hence
    that if the tree produced leaves it ought also to have had
    fruit. It ought to have had fruit if it had been true to its
    "pretensions," in showing its leaves at this particular season.
    "This tree, so to speak, vaunted itself to be in advance of all
    the other trees, challenged the passer-by that he should come
    and refresh himself with its fruit. Yet when the Lord accepted
    its challenge and drew near, it proved to be but as the others,
    without fruit as they; for indeed, as the evangelist observes,
    the time of figs had not yet arrived. Its fault, if one may use
    the word, lay in its pretensions, in its making a show to run
    before the rest when it did not so indeed" (Trench, Miracles).
      The fig-tree of Palestine (Ficus carica) produces two and
    sometimes three crops of figs in a year, (1) the bikkurah, or
    "early-ripe fig" (Micah 7:1; Isa. 28:4; Hos. 9:10, R.V.), which
    is ripe about the end of June, dropping off as soon as it is
    ripe (Nah. 3:12); (2) the kermus, or "summer fig," then begins
    to be formed, and is ripe about August; and (3) the pag (plural
    "green figs," Cant. 2:13; Gr. olynthos, Rev. 6:13, "the untimely
    fig"), or "winter fig," which ripens in sheltered spots in
    spring.