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.
Origin of syconium
1855–60; < New Latin < Greek sŷkon fig + New Latin -ium -ium
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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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