or pol·y·car·pous


adjective Botany.

producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
having a gynoecium composed of two or more distinct ovaries.

Origin of polycarpic

From the New Latin word polycarpicus, dating back to 1840–50. See poly-, -carpic
Related formspol·y·car·py, noun
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(of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
Derived Formspolycarpy, noun
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polycarpic in Science



Relating to a plant that produces fruit more than once during its lifetime.
Variant of polycarpous.


[pŏl′ē-kärpəs]polycarpic (pŏl′ē-kärpĭk)

Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.
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