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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The producing of fruit.
  • n. A seed-bearing or spore-bearing structure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation.
  • n. The collective organs by which a plant produces its fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores.
  • n. The process of producing fruit, or seeds, or spores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation.
  • n.
  • n. The collective organs by which a plant produces its fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores.
  • n. The process of producing fruit, or seeds, or spores.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying; fecundation.
  • n. Specifically, in bot.: The production of fruit by a plant; fruiting
  • n. The result of fruiting; the fruit, of a plant.
  • n. The organs concerned in the process of fruiting; the pistils or female organs which develop into the fruit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the bearing of fruit
  • n. organs of fruiting (especially the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses)

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Examples

  • The group, too, has benefited from the decrease in prejudice towards Jews and women and the fructification that can come from interaction in a diverse society.

    Canada: From Outlaw to Supreme Court Justice, 1738-2005.

  • The specimens received under this name, were branches of a species of Pandanus, which, for want of the parts of fructification, could not be ascertained.

    The Journal of a Mission to the Interior of Africa, in the Year 1805

  • Here's a quote from Barbara Walker's "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets:" "After castrating Set, Horus spread his blood on the fields to render them fertile - the usual fructification-by-male-blood found in the oldst sacrificial Mysteries."

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The principal production of this palm is the toddy, which is procured in the same manner as from other palms, or in the following mode: one of the spatae or shoot of fructification is, on the first appearance of fruit, beaten for three successive days with a small stick, with a view of determining the sap to the wounded part.

    North Coast Culture

  • The fruits, which are about the size of a medlar, and of a triangular form, grow from the shoots of fructification, on long strings of three or four feet.

    North Coast Culture

  • But the solidungula as having prominent teeth in both their front jaws, can crop the grass and grasp it with their teeth while short, and delight more in short grass than in rank; for, in general, short grass is better and more substantial than rank, as having not yet given out its fructification.

    On The Articulations

  • Researchers from France, China and ESRF have identified enigmatic fossils from Devonian (400 million years) as fructification of charophyte algae.

    A Bit of Science, a Bit of Politics

  • For he would himself deal a treat-ment as might be trusted in anticipation of his inculmination unto fructification for the major operation.

    Finnegans Wake

  • And, moreover, I had the honour to sit in the General Assembly (meaning, as an auditor, in the galleries thereof,) and have heard as much goodly speaking on the law of patronage, as, with the fructification thereof in mine own understanding, hath made me be considered as an oracle upon that doctrine ever since my safe and happy return to Gandercleugh.

    Old Mortality

  • And, moreover, I had the honour to sit in the General Assembly (meaning, as an auditor, in the galleries thereof), and have heard as much goodly speaking on the law of patronage, as, with the fructification thereof in mine own understanding, hath made me be considered as an oracle upon that doctrine ever since my safe and happy return to

    The Black Dwarf

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