self-fertile

[ self-fur-tl or, especially British, -tahyl, self- ]

adjectiveZoology.
  1. capable of self-fertilization.

Origin of self-fertile

1
First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby self-fertile

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How to use self-fertile in a sentence

  • A very late, large-clustered, small-berried, white grape; self-fertile.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • It has the distinction of being the only self-fertile variety among Rogers named hybrids.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Flowers occasionally on plan of six, nearly self-fertile, open medium late; stamens upright.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Flowers usually strongly self-fertile, open in mid-season; stamens upright.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick
  • Flowers nearly fully self-fertile, open late; stamens upright.

    The Grapes of New York | U. P. Hedrick