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[ey-kahr-puh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. not producing fruit; sterile; barren.
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Origin of acarpous

< Greek ákarpos. See a-6, -carpous
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Related Words for acarpous

arid, barren, effete, fruitless, impotent, infertile, sterile, unproductive, useless, wasted, acarpous, infecund, unrewarding

British Dictionary definitions for acarpous


  1. (of plants) producing no fruit
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Word Origin for acarpous

from Greek akarpos, from a- 1 + karpos fruit
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