Definition of Caprifig

1. Noun. Wild variety of the common fig used to facilitate pollination of certain figs.




Definition of Caprifig

1. Noun. A fig tree which produces both male and female flowers and is used to fertilize the female trees of the species. ¹

2. Noun. The accessory fruit of this tree, which is considered inedible by humans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caprifig

1. a European tree [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caprifig

capricci
capriccio
capriccios
capriccioso
caprice
caprices
capricious
capriciously
capriciousness
caprid
caprids
caprification
caprifications
caprified
caprifies
caprifig (current term)
caprifigs
caprifole
caprifoles
caprifoliaceous
capriform
caprify
caprigenous
capriloquism
caprimulgid
caprimulgiform bird
caprin
caprine
caprine animal
caprine arthritis-encephalomyelitis

Literary usage of Caprifig

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1. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"Both the fig and caprifig produce three more or less distinct crops of fruit in the ... Each of these crops of fig and caprifig bears a distinctive name ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1892)
"Does the caprifig fecundate the flower-heads of the domestic fig, and make them remain on ... Does the caprifig hasten the maturity of the autumnal figs, ..."

3. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1900)
"Moreover, Mr. Roeding 'had planted in the foothills of the mountains, some miles away, other caprifig cuttings in order to simulate as nearly as possible ..."

4. Elementary Biology: An Introduction to the Science of Life by Benjamin Charles Gruenberg (1919)
"Pollenation of the fig The larva of the little wasp Blastophaga passes the winter in the sterile pistil,/!, of the winter fruit, a^, of the caprifig, ..."

5. Botany for High Schhools by George Francis Atkinson (1912)
"In the Mediterranean region where Smyrna figs are grown, the pollen for this purpose comes from a wild fig called the caprifig, which is the staminate ..."

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