sorosis

sorosis

1 [suh-roh-sis]
noun, plural soroses [suh-roh-seez] . Botany.
a fleshy multiple fruit composed of many flowers, seed vessels, and receptacles consolidated, as in the pineapple and mulberry.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek sōr(ós) heap + Neo-Latin -ōsis -osis

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sorosis

2 [suh-roh-sis] .
noun, plural soroses [suh-roh-seez] , sorosises.
a women's society or club.

Origin:
after the name of a club established in 1868; based on Latin soror sister

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sorosis (səˈrəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
a fleshy multiple fruit, such as that of the pineapple and mulberry, formed from flowers that are crowded together on a fleshy stem
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap]

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