Definitions for syconiumsaɪˈkoʊ ni əm; -ni ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sy•co•ni•umsaɪˈkoʊ ni əm; -ni ə(n.)(pl.)-ni•a
a multiple fruit developed from a hollow fleshy receptacle containing numerous flowers, as in the fig.
Origin of syconium:
1855–60; < NL < Gk sŷkon fig + NL -ium -ium2
the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
A hollow ball with a stalk at one end and an opening (ostiole) at the other, with flowers or fruits on the inside, being the inflorescence or accessory fruit of the fig.
Origin: Greek σύκον, fig
alt. of Syconus