any of a genus (Ficus) of tropical shrubs, trees, and climbing plants of the mulberry family, with glossy, leathery leaves, including the rubber plant: often grown indoors as an ornamental
Origin of ficusModern Latin ; from L, fig tree
nounpl. ficus ficus also fi·cus·es
Any of numerous tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or vines of the genus Ficus, especially F. benjamina, commonly grown as a houseplant.
Origin of ficusLatin fīcus, fig.
Latin ficus (“fig”)