[sahy-koh-nee-uh m]

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for syconium


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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