Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

New Latin sȳcōnium, from Greek sūkon, fig.

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Ancient Greek σύκον ("fig").

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