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.
The fruit of a fig tree, which is of round or oblong shape, and of various colors.
Figs are fleshy, hollow, pear-shaped fruits with tiny flowers on the inside and a little hole at one end. The hole is too small to allow pollination by wind and ordinary insects. Most varieties, however, mature without pollination and so bear no seeds.