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monoculture

[ mon-uh-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌkʌl tʃər /
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noun Agriculture.

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

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Also called mon·o·crop·ping [mon-uh-krop-ing]. /ˈmɒn əˌkrɒp ɪŋ/.

Origin of monoculture

First recorded in 1910–15; mono- + culture

OTHER WORDS FROM monoculture

mon·o·cul·tur·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monoculture

monoculture
/ (ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

the continuous growing of one type of crop
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