Definitions for syconiumsaɪˈkoʊ ni əm; -ni ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sy•co•ni•umsaɪˈkoʊ ni əm; -ni ə(n.)(pl.)-ni•a

  1. a multiple fruit developed from a hollow fleshy receptacle containing numerous flowers, as in the fig.

    Category: Botany

Origin of syconium:

1855–60; < NL < Gk sŷkon fig + NL -ium -ium2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. syconium(noun)

    the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets


  1. syconium(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: Greek σύκον, fig

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syconium(noun)

    alt. of Syconus


  1. Syconium

    A syconium is the type of fruit borne by figs, formed by an enlarged, fleshy, hollow receptacle with multiple ovaries on the inside surface. In essence, it is really a fleshy stem with a number of flowers, so it is considered both a multiple and accessory fruit. The name comes from the Ancient Greek word sykon, meaning "fig".


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