a type of sponge having a thick body wall that is folded to form many short canals leading to the spongocoel.
noun, plural syconia [sahy-koh-nee-uh] /saɪˈkoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. a multiple fruit developed from a hollow fleshy receptacle containing numerous flowers, as in the fig. noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə) 1. (botany) the fleshy fruit of the fig, consisting of a greatly enlarged receptacle completely surrounding the inflorescence
adjective 1. pertaining to or resembling a sycon.
noun 1. self-seeking or servile flattery. 2. the character or conduct of a sycophant.
noun 1. a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite. noun 1. a person who uses flattery to win favour from individuals wielding influence; toady