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 (mŏn′ə-kär′pĭk) also mon·o·car·pous (-kär′pəs)
Flowering and bearing fruit only once.

mon′o·car′py n.
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(ˌmɒnəʊˈkɑːpɪk) or


(Botany) botany another name for semelparous Also: hapaxanthic
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(ˌmɒn əˈkɑr pɪk)

also mon`o•car′pous,

producing fruit only once and then dying.
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Adj.1.monocarpic - dying after bearing fruit only oncemonocarpic - dying after bearing fruit only once
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Unfortunately it is monocarpic - dying after flowering - but there are always self-sown seedlings to carry on the show.
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