• noun a tree (Ficus spp) with soft sweet fruit with many small seeds, grown mainly in Mediterranean countries


  • The fruit of a tree, Ficus carica, which grows in warm and semi-tropical regions. The fruit, which varies from round to pear shape, has a soft skin varying from green to purple filled with a red to purple sticky seed filled pulp. They may be eaten raw for dessert, are easily skinned if required, but are commonly dried or canned and used for desserts, snacks, in cakes and biscuits and sometimes with meat and game.


  • noun the juicy sweet fruit of a semi-tropical tree grown mainly in Mediterranean countries and eaten either as fresh figs or dried figs