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syconium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n syconium the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Syconium (Bot) A collective fleshy fruit, in which the ovaries are hidden within a hollow receptacle, as in the fig.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n syconium In botany, a fleshy hollow receptacle, containing numerous flowers which develop together into a multiple fruit, as in the fig. Also called hypanthodium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. the fig