Definition of syconium in English:
noun (plural syconia /-nēə/)Botany
A fleshy hollow receptacle that develops into a multiple fruit, as in the fig.
- Figs (or, more properly, syconia) are hollow multiple receptacles lined with numerous male and female florets.
- Earlier, at the flower stage, the syconium is the same shape but much smaller.
- The caprifig, whose syconia are generally considered to be inedible, is the wild fig of Asia Minor.
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