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  Dictionary Definition of fig

fig [1]
noun
1. any tree or shrub of the moraceous genus Ficus, especially a small tree, F. carica, native to south-western Asia, bearing a turbinate or pear-shaped fruit which is eaten fresh or preserved or dried.
2. the fruit of such a tree or shrub, or of any related species.
3. any of various plants having a fruit somewhat resembling the fig.
4. the value of a fig; the merest trifle; the least bit; fico.
5. a gesture of contempt.
[ME fige, from OF, from OPr. figa, from L ficus ]