caprification

noun
cap·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌka-prə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce caprification (audio) \

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

First Known Use of caprification

1601, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caprification

Latin caprification-, caprificatio, from caprificare to pollinate by caprification, from caprificus

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Capridae

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caprifig

caprifoil

Caprifoliaceae

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