Caprification meaning

kăp'rə-fĭ-kā'shən
A method of assuring pollination of various edible figs in which groups of pollen-bearing caprifigs are hung from trees of edible figs of the same species, allowing the fig wasp Blastophaga psenes to carry pollen from the caprifigs to the female flowers of the edible varieties.
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The pollination of certain cultivated figs through the transfer to them of pollen from the caprifig by a fig wasp.
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A process for pollinating figs by hanging clusters of wild fig flowers (of genus Caprificus) in the trees (pollen being transferred by wasps)
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Origin of caprification

  • Latin caprifīcātio caprifīcātiōn- from caprifīcātus past participle of caprifīcāre to ripen figs by caprification from caprifīcus caprifig caprifig
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition