sorosis

1
[suh-roh-sis]
noun, plural so·ro·ses [suh-roh-seez] /səˈroʊ siz/. Botany.
  1. a fleshy multiple fruit composed of many flowers, seed vessels, and receptacles consolidated, as in the pineapple and mulberry.

Origin of sorosis

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1825–35; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek sōr(ós) heap + New Latin -ōsis -osis

sorosis

2
[suh-roh-sis]
noun, plural so·ro·ses [suh-roh-seez] /səˈroʊ siz/, so·ro·sis·es.
  1. a women's society or club.

Origin of sorosis

2
after the name of a club established in 1868; based on Latin soror sister
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sorosis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)
  1. 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 for sorosis

C19: from New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap
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Word Origin and History for sorosis
n.

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

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