1972, M. G. Bicchieri, Hunters and gatherers today: a socioeconomic study of eleven such cultures, page 309:
The segmentation of the band is expressed in the arrangement of huts and shelters in synoecious camps; households comprising a segment are clustered close together, but are still an integral part of the whole camp.
1980, Anthony John Edwin Smith & Ruth Smith, The moss flora of Britain and Ireland, page 192:
Occasional plants of var. viridulus have a synoecious inflorescence but are otherwise typical of the variety.