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n. pl. sy·co·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The fleshy multiple fruit of a fig, consisting of the enlarged, hollow, rounded floral receptacle with numerous fruitlets inside.
[New Latin sȳcōnium, from Greek sūkon, fig.]
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n, pl -nia (-nɪə)
(Botany) botany the fleshy fruit of the fig, consisting of a greatly enlarged receptacle completely surrounding the inflorescence
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sukon fig]
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sy•co•ni•um(saɪˈkoʊ ni əm)
n., pl. -ni•a (-ni ə)
a multiple fruit developed from a hollow fleshy receptacle containing numerous flowers, as in the fig.
[1855–60; < New Latin < Greek sŷkon fig + New Latin -ium -ium2]
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|Noun||1.||syconium - the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets|
common fig, common fig tree, Ficus carica, fig - Mediterranean tree widely cultivated for its edible fruit
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