mono·​car·​pic ˌmä-nə-ˈkär-pik How to pronounce monocarpic (audio)
: bearing fruit but once and then dying

Word History


probably from New Latin *monocarpicus, from mon- + -carpicus -carpic

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monocarpic was in 1849

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“Monocarpic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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