[ sahy-koh-nee-uhm ]
/ saɪˈkoʊ ni əm /
noun, plural sy·co·ni·a [sahy-koh-nee-uh]. /saɪˈkoʊ ni ə/. Botany.
a multiple fruit developed from a hollow fleshy receptacle containing numerous flowers, as in the fig.
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Origin of syconium
1855–60; <New Latin <Greek sŷkon fig + New Latin -ium-ium
Words nearby syconium
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British Dictionary definitions for syconium
/ (saɪˈkəʊnɪəm) /
noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
botany the fleshy fruit of the fig, consisting of a greatly enlarged receptacle completely surrounding the inflorescence
Word Origin for syconium
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sukon fig
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