polycarpous

polycarpic

[pol-ee-kahr-pik]
adjective Botany.
1.
producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
2.
having a gynoecium composed of two or more distinct ovaries.
Also, polycarpous.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin polycarpicus. See poly-, -carpic

polycarpy, noun
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polycarpic or polycarpous (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpɪk)
 
adj
(of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
 
polycarpous or polycarpous
 
adj
 
'polycarpy or polycarpous
 
n

polycarpous or polycarpic (ˌpɒlɪˈkɑːpəs)
 
adj
(of a plant) having a gynoecium consisting of many distinct carpels
 
polycarpic or polycarpic
 
adj

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polycarpic   (pŏl'ē-kär'pĭk)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Relating to a plant that produces fruit more than once during its lifetime.

  2. Variant of polycarpous.


polycarpous (pŏl'ē-kär'pəs) or polycarpic   (pŏl'ē-kär'pəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.
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