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sorosis1

[suh-roh-sis] /səˈroʊ sɪs/
noun, plural soroses
[suh-roh-seez] /səˈroʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Botany
1.
a fleshy multiple fruit composed of many flowers, seed vessels, and receptacles consolidated, as in the pineapple and mulberry.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek sōr(ós) heap + Neo-Latin -ōsis -osis

sorosis2

[suh-roh-sis] /səˈroʊ sɪs/
noun, plural soroses
[suh-roh-seez] /səˈroʊ siz/ (Show IPA),
sorosises.
1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for sorosis

sorosis

/səˈrəʊsɪs/
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
1.
a fleshy multiple fruit, such as that of the pineapple and mulberry, formed from flowers that are crowded together on a fleshy stem
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sōros a heap
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Word Origin and History for sorosis
n.

"consolidated fleshy multiple fruit" (e.g. a pineapple), 1831, from Modern Latin, from Greek soros "a heap."

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