[fif-tee-too] /ˈfɪf tiˈtu/
a cardinal number, 50 plus 2.
a symbol for this number, as 52 or LII.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 52 in number.
[fig] /fɪg/ noun 1. any tree or shrub belonging to the genus Ficus, of the mulberry family, especially a small tree, F. carica, native to southwestern Asia, bearing a turbinate or pear-shaped fruit that is eaten fresh, preserved, or dried. 2. the fruit of such a tree or shrub, or of any related species. 3. […]
Figaro [(fig-uh-roh)] A scheming Spanish barber who appears as a character in eighteenth-century French plays. The operas The Marriage of Figaro, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and The Barber of Seville, by Gioacchino Rossini, are about Figaro.
- Figaro sauce
noun a hollandaise sauce with tomato puree and minced parsley, served on fish or poultry; also called sauce figaro Word Origin for the hero of The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro Usage Note cooking
noun 1. any Australian oriole of the genus Sphecotheres, feeding on figs and other fruit