caprification


cap·ri·fi·ca·tion

noun \ˌka-prə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of CAPRIFICATION

:  artificial pollination of figs that usually bear only pistillate flowers by hanging male flowering branches of the caprifig in the trees to facilitate pollen transfer by a fig wasp

Origin of CAPRIFICATION

Latin caprification-, caprificatio, from caprificare to pollinate by caprification, from caprificus
First Known Use: 1601

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