- 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
- a women's society or club.
Origin of sorosis2
after the name of a club established in 1868; based on Latin soror sister
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Examples from the Web for sorosis
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.Jonathan and His Continent
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
- a fleshy multiple fruit, such as that of the pineapple and mulberry, formed from flowers that are crowded together on a fleshy stem
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap
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