syconium

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noun sy·co·ni·um \sī-ˈkō-nē-əm\

Definition of syconium

plural

syconia

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

Origin and Etymology of syconium

New Latin, from Greek sykon fig + New Latin -ium


First Known Use: circa 1856


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