transitive verb

: to induce the formation of fig fruits in (a tree) by caprification
: to induce the development of parthenocarpic fig fruits in (a tree) by the use of chemical growth regulators

Word History


Middle English caprifien, from Latin caprificare

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“Caprify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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