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polycarpic

or pol·y·car·pous

[ pol-ee-kahr-pik ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈkɑr pɪk /
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adjective Botany.
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

From the New Latin word polycarpicus, dating back to 1840–50. See poly-, -carpic

OTHER WORDS FROM polycarpic

pol·y·car·py, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for polycarpic

polycarpic

polycarpous

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpɪk) /

adjective
(of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons

Derived forms of polycarpic

polycarpy, noun
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Scientific definitions for polycarpic

polycarpic
[ pŏl′ē-kärpĭk ]

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