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noun Botany.
  1. a plant that dies after having once borne fruit.
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Origin of monocarp

First recorded in 1840–50; mono- + -carp
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British Dictionary definitions for monocarp


  1. a plant that is monocarpic
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monocarp in Science


  1. A plant that produces fruit only once in its lifetime.
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Related formsmonocarpic adjective
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