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Fructification definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FRUCTIFICA'TION, n. [See Fructify.]
1. The act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation.
2. In botany, the temporary part of a plant appropriated to generation, terminating the old vegetable and beginning the new. It consists of seven parts, the calyx, impalement or flower-cup, the corol or petals, the stamens, and the pistil, which belong to the flower, the pericarp and seed, which pertain to the fruit, and the receptacle or base, on which the other parts are seated. The receptacle belongs both to the flower and fruit.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the bearing of fruit
2: organs of fruiting (especially the reproductive parts of ferns and mosses)

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1753 the reproductive organs or fruit of a plant; especially sporophore

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Bot. 1 the process of fructifying. 2 any spore-bearing structure esp. in ferns, fungi, and mosses. Etymology: LL fructificatio (as FRUCTIFY)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Fructification Fruc`ti*fi*ca"tion, n. [L. fructificatio: cf. F. fructification.] 1. The act of forming or producing fruit; the act of fructifying, or rendering productive of fruit; fecundation. The prevalent fructification of plants. --Sir T. Brown. 2. (Bot.) (a) The collective organs by which a plant produces its fruit, or seeds, or reproductive spores. (b) The process of producing fruit, or seeds, or spores.



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