- an aggregate fruit.
- a collective fruit.
Origin of syncarp
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It sometimes happens that the ovaries of two flowers unite so as to form a double fruit (syncarp).
- botany a fleshy multiple fruit, formed from two or more carpels of one flower or the aggregated fruits of several flowers
Word Origin for syncarp
C19: from New Latin syncarpium, from syn- + Greek karpos fruit
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- A fleshy compound fruit composed either of the fruits of several flowers, as in the pineapple and mulberry, or of several carpels of a single flower, as in the magnolia and raspberry.
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