Definition of infructescence in English:

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infructescence

Pronunciation: /ˌɪnfrʌkˈtɛs(ə)ns/

noun

Botany
An aggregate fruit.
Example sentences
  • Fruit to flower ratios were measured by counting all flowers and, later, all fruits on open-pollinated infructescences.
  • Because of foliage and the three-dimensional arrangement of fruits on an infructescence, it was impossible to spray all fruits evenly.
  • On 27 and 28 August 1994 we collected these infructescences, which then contained mature seeds.

Origin

Late 19th century: from in-2 'in' + Latin fructus 'fruit', on the pattern of inflorescence.

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