syconium


sy·co·ni·um

noun \sī-ˈkō-nē-əm\
plural -nia \-nē-ə\

Definition of SYCONIUM

:  the multiple fleshy fruit of a fig in which the ovaries are borne within an enlarged succulent concave or hollow receptacle

Origin of SYCONIUM

New Latin, from Greek sykon fig + New Latin -ium
First Known Use: circa 1856

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