syncarp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n syncarp fruit consisting of many individual small fruits or drupes derived from separate ovaries within a common receptacle: e.g. blackberry; raspberry; pineapple
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Syncarp (Bot) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n syncarp 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 syncarp Same as æthalium.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. syncarpium,. See Syncarpous

Usage

In literature:

In the baobab there is a multilocular syncarpous fruit, in which the seeds are immersed in pulp.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3" by Various
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