a method of artificial pollination of fig trees by wasps that prick the buds on branches of the caprifig that have been hung in trees of the edible fig.
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How to use caprification in a sentence
Thirty or forty years ago I read all that I could find about caprification, and was utterly puzzled.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II | Charles Darwin
Some varieties of figs do not need caprification, but they are said to be unsuitable for drying or shipment.
The comparison of the fertilization of the date palm to the use of the wild fig refers to the practice of caprification.The Legacy of Greece | Various
I cannot learn that caprification is now practised in Italy, but it is still in use in Greece.Man and Nature | George P. Marsh
British Dictionary definitions for caprification
a method of pollinating the edible fig by hanging branches of caprifig flowers in edible fig trees. Parasitic wasps in the caprifig flowers transfer pollen to the edible fig flowers
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