Monocarpous
Monocarpic Mon`o*car"pic, Monocarpous Mon`o*car"pous, a. [Mono- + Gr. ? fruit: cf. F. monocarpe.] (Bot.) Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as beans, maize, mustard, etc. [1913 Webster]

Note: Annual and biennual herbs are monocarpic, so also some plants of longer duration, as the century plant. [1913 Webster]


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  • monocarpous — pəs adjective Etymology: New Latin monocarpus, from mon + carpus carpous : having a single ovary a monocarpous gynoecium especially : monocarpellary …   Useful english dictionary

  • monocarpous — /mon euh kahr peuhs/, adj. Bot. 1. having a gynoecium that forms only a single ovary. 2. monocarpic. [1725 35; MONO + CARPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monocarpous — mono·car·pous …   English syllables

  • monocarpous — /mɒnoʊˈkapəs/ (say monoh kahpuhs) adjective 1. having a gynoecium which forms only a single ovary. 2. monocarpic …   Australian English dictionary

  • monocarpous plant — noun a plant that bears fruit once and dies • Syn: ↑monocarp, ↑monocarpic plant • Hypernyms: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

  • Monocarpic — Mon o*car pic, Monocarpous Mon o*car pous, a. [Mono + Gr. ? fruit: cf. F. monocarpe.] (Bot.) Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as beans, maize, mustard, etc. [1913 Webster] Note: Annual and biennual herbs are monocarpic, so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gynoecium — A gynoecium (from Ancient Greek gyne , woman ) is the female reproductive part of a flower. The male counterpart is called an androecium . A gynoecium is composed of one or more pistils. A pistil may consist of a single free carpel, or be formed… …   Wikipedia

  • Flower — A flower, also known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to mediate the union of male sperm with… …   Wikipedia

  • monocarpic — [män΄ō kär′pəsmän΄ōkär′pik] adj. [ MONO + CARPIC] bearing fruit only once, and then dying: said of annuals, biennials, and some long lived plants, as the bamboos and century plants: also monocarpous [män΄ō kär′pəs] …   English World dictionary

  • monocarp — noun a plant that bears fruit once and dies • Syn: ↑monocarpic plant, ↑monocarpous plant • Hypernyms: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

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