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multiple fruit

n.
A fruit, such as a fig, mulberry, or pineapple, derived from the ovaries of several flowers that coalesce into a single structure.

multiple fruit

n
(Botany) a fruit, such as a pineapple, formed from the ovaries of individual flowers in an inflorescence

multiple fruit

, fruitlet - The pineapple is termed a multiple fruit because it forms from the individual ovaries of several flowers; each raised button on its surface is called a fruitlet.
See also related terms for pineapple.
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Noun1.multiple fruit - fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberrymultiple fruit - fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
fruit - the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
syconium - the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
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