Definition of Caprification

1. n. The practice of hanging, upon the cultivated fig tree, branches of the wild fig infested with minute hymenopterous insects.



Definition of Caprification

1. Noun. A process for pollinating figs by hanging clusters of wild fig flowers (of genus ''Caprificus'') in the trees (pollen being transferred by wasps) ¹

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Definition of Caprification

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caprification

capreomycins
capri pants
capric
capric acid
capricci
capriccio
capriccios
capriccioso
caprice
caprices
capricious
capriciously
capriciousness
caprid
caprids
caprification (current term)
caprifications
caprified
caprifies
caprifig
caprifigs
caprifole
caprifoles
caprifoliaceous
capriform
caprify
caprigenous
capriloquism
caprimulgid
caprimulgiform bird

Literary usage of Caprification

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1. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1892)
""caprification" is a botanico-entomological operation consisting in the transfer of certain minute insects which develop in the seeds of the ..."

2. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"The object of this would be alike to make the tree bear and to improve the fruit. Of remedies for the shedding of the fruit : caprification. VIII. ..."

3. The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal (1829)
"I 37- caprification.—Tournefort, in his Travels, mentions that, in Provence, the maturation of figs was hastened by pricking them at the open end with a ..."

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