Caprification

• (n.) The practice of hanging, upon the cultivated fig tree, branches of the wild fig infested with minute hymenopterous insects.
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Caprification

Cap`ri·fi·ca'tion noun [ Latin caprificatio , from caprificare to ripen figs by caprification, from caprificus the wild fig; caper goat + ficus fig.] The practice of hanging, upon the cultivated fig tree, branches of the wild fig infested with minute hymenopterous i...
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caprification

caprification 1. The technique in which flowering branches of the wild fig caprifig are hung in orchards of cultivated fig trees to provide pollen for pollination and hence fruit development. 2. The artificial pollination of figs by means of the sting of insects; such as, by chalcid wasps. 3. Etymology: from Latin caprificatio, 'ripening of figs'...
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Caprification

Caprification is a horticultural operation performed by the ancients upon figs. It consists in suspending above the cultivated figs branches of the wild fig covered with a species of gall insect, which carries the pollen of the male flowers to fertilize the female flowers of the cultivated fig. The term is also applied to the fecundation of the fem...
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