syncarp

[ sin-kahrp ]
/ ˈsɪn kɑrp /

noun Botany.

an aggregate fruit.
a collective fruit.

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Origin of syncarp

1820–30; <New Latin syncarpium, equivalent to syncarp(us) syncarpous + -ium-ium
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British Dictionary definitions for syncarp

syncarp
/ (ˈsɪnkɑːp) /

noun

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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Scientific definitions for syncarp

syncarp
[ sĭnkärp′ ]

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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