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 for fig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fig \Fig\ (f[i^]g), n. [F. figue the fruit of the tree, Pr.
     figa, fr. L. ficus fig tree, fig. Cf. Fico.]
     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.
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     2. The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong
        shape, and of various colors.
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     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.
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     3. A small piece of tobacco. [U.S.]
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     4. The value of a fig, practically nothing; a fico; -- used
        in scorn or contempt. "A fig for Peter." --Shak.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fig \Fig\, v. t. [See Fico, Fig, n.]
     1. To insult with a fico, or contemptuous motion. See Fico.
        [Obs.]
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              When Pistol lies, do this, and fig me like
              The bragging Spaniard.                --Shak.
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     2. To put into the head of, as something useless o?
        contemptible. [Obs.] --L'Estrange.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fig \Fig\, n.
     Figure; dress; array. [Colloq.]
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           Were they all in full fig, the females with feathers on
           their heads, the males with chapeaux bras? --Prof.
                                                    Wilson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fig
      n 1: a diagram or picture illustrating textual material; "the
           area covered can be seen from Figure 2" [syn: figure,
           fig]
      2: Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
         [syn: fig, 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, FIG, 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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "fig":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, apparel, array,
     attire, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bedizenment, bibelot, bit,
     brass farthing, button, cent, clothes, clothing, costume, curio,
     drapery, dress, dressing, duds, farce, farthing, fashion, fatigues,
     feather, feathers, fleabite, folderol, fribble, frippery, garb,
     garments, gaud, gear, gewgaw, gimcrack, guise, habiliment, habit,
     hair, halfpenny, hill of beans, investiture, investment, jest,
     joke, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, linen, minikin, mockery,
     molehill, peppercorn, picayune, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick,
     rags, raiment, rap, red cent, robes, row of pins, rush, shit, snap,
     sneeshing, sou, sportswear, straw, style, threads, togs, toilette,
     toy, trifle, trim, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents,
     twopence, vestment, vesture, wear, wearing apparel, whim-wham
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  FIG
         Forth Interest Group (org., Forth)
         

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.
     

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