amphicarpogenous

adjective
am·​phi·​car·​pog·​e·​nous | \ ¦amfəˌkär¦päjənəs \

Definition of amphicarpogenous

: producing fruit aboveground which becomes buried before the time of ripening the peanut is amphicarpogenous

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First Known Use of amphicarpogenous

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphicarpogenous

amphi- + carpogenous

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“Amphicarpogenous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphicarpogenous. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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