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, 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”)