caprification

caprification

[kap-ruh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun Horticulture.
a method of artificial pollination of fig trees by wasps that prick the buds on branches of the caprifig that have been hung in trees of the edible fig.
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caprification (ˌkæprɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
a method of pollinating the edible fig by hanging branches of caprifig flowers in edible fig trees. Parasitic wasps in the caprifig flowers transfer pollen to the edible fig flowers
 
[C17: from Latin caprifīcātiō, from caprifīcāre to pollinate figs by this method, from caprifīcuscaprifig]

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