Adjective "ficus" definition and examples

(Ficus may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A tree, shrub, or climber of a large genus that includes the figs and the rubber plant, growing in tropical and warm climates.
  1. 'I think it's safe for the ficus to be in your bedroom or any room in the house.'
  2. 'The ficus we grow indoors are members of the fig family and capable of fruiting.'
  3. 'Your father can't see us beyond those firs, where the canal slows to a standstill into a pool of grace: that would be the end of illusion, of pretense, the fire-retardant curtains opening to reveal the patio and its ficus.'
  4. 'Later that night while I was watering the ficus, Mic finally phoned.'
  5. 'Later Ivo found in a botanical encyclopedia that another name of the ficus was ‘the plant-killer’, because wild ficuses, growing around a tree, are able to take all of its soil energy and finally kill it.'
  6. 'Tropical bonsai, such as serissa, ficus, or bougainvillea can not adapt to freezing temperature and must be protected against frost.'
  7. 'The philodendrons, the ficus, and the Swedish ivy in their terra-cotta planters had wilted.'
  8. 'For true plant aficionados, grow a small tree, such as a ficus, on your deck.'
  9. 'Common houseplants like chrysanthemums and ferns add oxygen and filter out harmful particles, while aloe vera, philodendron, pothos, spider plants, and ficus reduce toxic chemicals like formaldehyde.'
  10. 'ALL my trees including my three foot tall tropical ficus are in either Japanese brown mud pots or Chinese red clay.'

More definitions

1. any of numerous chiefly tropical trees, shrubs, and vines belonging to the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, having milky sap and large, thick or stiff leaves, including the edible fig, the banyan, and many species grown as ornamentals.

More examples(as adjective)

"trees can be ficus."


Mid 19th century: from Latin, ‘fig, fig tree’.