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caprifig

(kăp`rəfĭg'): see figfig,
name for members of the genus Ficus of the family Moraceae (mulberry family). This large genus contains some 800 species of widely varied tropical vines (some of which are epiphytic); shrubs; and trees, including the banyan, the peepul, or bo tree, and the
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Fortunately for the rest of us, there's a third type of fig, the common fig, that doesn't need caprifigs, wasps, or even pollination at all to set fruit.
This wasp lays eggs within the fruit of an inedible fig called the caprifig.