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[self-fur-tl or, esp. British, -tahyl, self-]
adjective Zoology.
  1. capable of self-fertilization.
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Origin of self-fertile

First recorded in 1855–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Flowers open in mid-season, on plan of five or six, self-fertile.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick

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

  • All self-fertile varieties are set in solid blocks because of convenience in harvesting.

  • It is obvious, therefore, that it is not possible to give lists of self-sterile and self-fertile varieties.

  • It has the distinction of being the only self-fertile variety among Rogers named hybrids.