- 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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- botany the fleshy fruit of the fig, consisting of a greatly enlarged receptacle completely surrounding the inflorescence
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sukon fig
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