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monoculture

[mon-uh-kuhl-cher] /ˈmɒn əˌkʌl tʃər/
noun, Agriculture
1.
the use of land for growing only one type of crop.
Also called monocropping
[mon-uh-krop-ing] /ˈmɒn əˌkrɒp ɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; mono- + culture
Related forms
monocultural, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monocultural

monoculture

/ˈmɒnəʊˌkʌltʃə/
noun
1.
the continuous growing of one type of crop
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Word Origin and History for monocultural

monoculture

n.

"cultivation of a single crop when others are possible," 1915, from mono- "single" + culture (n.).

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