- Monocarpic Mon`o*car"pic, Monocarpous Mon`o*car"pous, a.
[Mono- + Gr. ? fruit: cf. F. monocarpe.] (Bot.)
Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as
beans, maize, mustard, etc.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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Monocarpic — plants are those that flower, set seeds and then die. Other terms with the same meaning are hapaxanth and semelparous. The term was first used by Alphonse de Candolle. The antonym is polycarpic, a plant that flowers and sets seeds many times… … Wikipedia
monocarpic — [män΄ō kär′pəsmän΄ōkär′pik] adj. [ MONO + CARPIC] bearing fruit only once, and then dying: said of annuals, biennials, and some long lived plants, as the bamboos and century plants: also monocarpous [män΄ō kär′pəs] … English World dictionary
monocarpic — adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin *monocarpicus, from mon + carpicus carpic Date: 1849 bearing fruit but once and then dying … New Collegiate Dictionary
monocarpic — /mon euh kahr pik/, adj. Bot. producing fruit only once and then dying. [1840 50; MONOCARP + IC] * * * … Universalium
monocarpic — adjective (of a plant) That flowers and bears fruit only once before dying … Wiktionary
monocàrpic — mo|no|càr|pic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable … Diccionari Català-Català
monocarpic — adj. bearing fruit and flowering one time and then dying (Botany) mÉ‘nÉ™ÊŠ kÉ‘rpÉªk / mÉ’nÉ™ÊŠ kÉ‘ËpÉªk … English contemporary dictionary
monocarpic — [ˌmɒnə(ʊ) kα:pɪk] adjective Botany (of a plant) flowering only once and then dying. Origin C19: from mono + Gk karpos fruit + ic … English new terms dictionary
monocarpic — mono·car·pic … English syllables
monocarpic — mon•o•car•pic [[t]ˌmɒn əˈkɑr pɪk[/t]] also mon o•car′pous adj. bot producing fruit only once and then dying • Etymology: 1840–50 … From formal English to slang