from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The fleshy multiple fruit of the fig, consisting primarily of the enlarged, hollow, globose floral receptacle open at the apex and containing numerous fruitlets.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collective fleshy fruit, in which the ovaries are hidden within a hollow receptacle, as in the fig; a hollow ball with a stalk at one end and an opening (ostiole) at the other, with flowers or fruits on the inside.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A collective fleshy fruit, in which the ovaries are hidden within a hollow receptacle, as in the fig.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, a fleshy hollow receptacle, containing numerous flowers which develop together into a multiple fruit, as in the fig. Also called hypanthodium.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fleshy multiple fruit of the fig consisting of an enlarged hollow receptacle containing numerous fruitlets
New Latin sȳcōnium, from Greek sūkon, fig.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ancient Greek σύκον ("fig"). (Wiktionary)