This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word syconium
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the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
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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
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alt. of Syconus
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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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