- producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
- having a gynoecium composed of two or more distinct ovaries.
Origin of polycarpic
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Polycarpous, pol-i-kar′pus, adj. having the fruit composed of two or more distinct carpels.
- (of a plant) having a gynoecium consisting of many distinct carpels
- (of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
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- Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.
- Relating to a plant that produces fruit more than once during its lifetime.
- Variant of polycarpous.
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