monocarpic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj monocarpic dying after bearing fruit only once
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Monocarpic (Bot) Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as beans, maize, mustard, etc.☞ Annual and biennual herbs are monocarpic, so also some plants of longer duration, as the century plant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monocarpic Same as monocarpous .
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Mono-, + Gr. fruit: cf. F. monocarpe,