syconium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek σύκον (súkon, fig).

Noun[edit]

syconium (plural syconia)

  1. (botany) A collective fleshy fruit, in which the ovaries are hidden within a hollow receptacle, as in the fig; a hollow ball with a stalk at one end and an opening (ostiole) at the other, with flowers or fruits on the inside.