noun Agriculture.

the use of land for growing only one type of crop.

Origin of monoculture

First recorded in 1910–15; mono- + culture
Also called mon·o·crop·ping [mon-uh-krop-ing] /ˈmɒn əˌkrɒp ɪŋ/.
Related formsmon·o·cul·tur·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for monocropping



the continuous growing of one type of crop
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Word Origin and History for monocropping



"cultivation of a single crop when others are possible," 1915, from mono- "single" + culture (n.).

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