adjective Botany.

producing fruit only once and then dying.

Origin of monocarpic

First recorded in 1840–50; monocarp + -ic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for monocarpic




botany another name for semelparous Also: hapaxanthic
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monocarpic in Science



A plant that produces fruit only once in its lifetime.
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