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fructification


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fructification  \Fruc`ti*fi*ca"tion\,  n.  [L.  fructificatio:  cf 
  F.  fructification.] 
  1.  The  act  of  forming  or  producing  fruit;  the  act  of 
  fructifying,  or  rendering  productive  of  fruit; 
  fecundation. 
 
  The  prevalent  fructification  of  plants.  --Sir  T. 
  Brown. 
 
  2.  (Bot.) 
  a  The  collective  organs  by  which  a  plant  produces  its 
  fruit,  or  seeds,  or  reproductive  spores. 
  b  The  process  of  producing  fruit,  or  seeds,  or  spores. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fructification 
  n  :  the  bearing  of  fruit 




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