Definition of Caprify

1. to cultivate the goat-fig [v CAPRIFIED, CAPRIFYING, CAPRIFIES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caprify

capricious
capriciously
capriciousness
caprid
caprids
caprification
caprifications
caprified
caprifies
caprifig
caprifigs
caprifole
caprifoles
caprifoliaceous
capriform
caprify (current term)
caprigenous
capriloquism
caprimulgid
caprimulgiform bird
caprin
caprine
caprine animal
caprine arthritis-encephalomyelitis
caprine arthritis-encephalomyelitis virus
caprine herpesvirus
caprine herpetovirus
capriole
caprioled
caprioles

Literary usage of Caprify

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1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1909)
"... to caprify their own orchard, and who wish an additional supply for their own use and not for sale. So far as possible mamme will be sent in small boxes ..."

2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Only 30 Capri Figs are needed to caprify a large Fig tree, so abundant are the insects and the pollen in good seasons, and one tree of the wild Fig is ..."

3. Palladius On husbondrie: From the unique ms. of about 1420 A.D. in by Rutilius Taurus Aemilianus Palladius (1879)
"Now caprify the fig-tree. I have known several graft it. Peaches are now inoculated, and men dig round the palm. ..."

4. Biennial Report by California State Board of Horticulture (1892)
"... and others which the Neapolitans do not caprify, produce abundance of fertile seeds, even in places where ..."

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