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[suh-roh-sis] /səˈroʊ sɪs/
noun, plural soroses
[suh-roh-seez] /səˈroʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
a fleshy multiple fruit composed of many flowers, seed vessels, and receptacles consolidated, as in the pineapple and mulberry.
Origin of sorosis1
1825-35; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek sōr(ós) heap + New Latin -ōsis -osis


[suh-roh-sis] /səˈroʊ sɪs/
noun, plural soroses
[suh-roh-seez] /səˈroʊ siz/ (Show IPA),
a women's society or club.
after the name of a club established in 1868; based on Latin soror sister Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • sorosis—It was very wrong for your husband to mention the muddy coffee.

  • Once a year the ladies of sorosis give a banquet, to which gentlemen, as well as ladies, are invited.

  • Mrs. Irving M. Scott, president of sorosis, received the Congress socially in her elegant home.

  • Had a good rest and a short walk and went to sorosis dinner, which was very brilliant and fine.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • The members of sorosis, when in session, are well-bred, if not always clear-headed and reasonable.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
  • He'd have been all right if he'd been a girl—or married to a president of sorosis, or a daughter of the Present Revolution!

    Her Own Way Clyde Fitch
  • We knew that he disliked women in every form, sorosis and Anti-sorosis, bitter and sweet alike.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb
  • One lady, (a member of sorosis, we believe,) said that she thought it tasted like a pear.

British Dictionary definitions for sorosis


noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a fleshy multiple fruit, such as that of the pineapple and mulberry, formed from flowers that are crowded together on a fleshy stem
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap
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Word Origin and History for sorosis

"consolidated fleshy multiple fruit" (e.g. a pineapple), 1831, from Modern Latin, from Greek soros "a heap."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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