[ pol-ee-kahr-pik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈkɑr pɪk /
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producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
having a gynoecium composed of two or more distinct ovaries.
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Origin of polycarpic
OTHER WORDS FROM polycarpicpol·y·car·py, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for polycarpic
Polycarpic, pol-i-kar′pik, adj. fruiting many times or year after year.
Polycarpic, term used by DeCandolle in the sense of perennial.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for polycarpic
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpɪk) /
(of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
Derived forms of polycarpicpolycarpy, noun
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Scientific definitions for polycarpic
[ pŏl′ē-kär′pĭk ]
Relating to a plant that produces fruit more than once during its lifetime.
Variant of polycarpous.
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