from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fleshy compound fruit composed either of the fruits of several flowers, as in the pineapple and mulberry, or of several carpels of a single flower, as in the magnolia and raspberry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A kind of aggregate fruit in which the ovaries cohere in a solid mass, with a slender receptacle, as in the magnolia.
- n. A similar multiple fruit, such as a mulberry.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of aggregate fruit in which the ovaries cohere in a solid mass, with a slender receptacle, as in the magnolia; also, a similar multiple fruit, as a mulberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany: An aggregate fruit, like the blackberry, magnolia, custard-apple, etc.; also, a multiple fruit, like the fig, mulberry, partridge-berry, etc. See fruit, 4, and cuts under Anona, Magnolia, mulberry, and Phytelephas.
- n. Same as æthalium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
New Latin syncarpium. See syncarpous. (Wiktionary)