the wild fig, Ficus carica, bearing an inedible fruit used in pollination of the edible fig.
the fruit itself.
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How to use caprifig in a sentence
The one (caprifig) produces only male or pollen-yielding flowers.
Then they brought in the wild caprifig from Smyrna and planted it side by side with the Smyrna figs, but still with no result.Book of Monsters | David Fairchild and Marian Hubbard (Bell) Fairchild
Inside the caprifig are the grubs of the fig-wasp, which rejoice in the name of Blastophaga grossorum.
At the same time she covers the ordinary flowers with pollen from the caprifig.
British Dictionary definitions for caprifig
a wild variety of fig, Ficus carica sylvestris, of S Europe and SW Asia, used in the caprification of the edible fig
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