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 (pŏl′ē-kär′pĭk) also pol·y·car·pous (-pəs)
1. Flowering and fruiting more than once.
2. Having fruit or pistils with two or more carpels.

pol′y·car′py n.


(Botany) (of a plant) able to produce flowers and fruit several times in successive years or seasons
ˈpolyˌcarpy n


(ˌpɒl iˈkɑr pɪk)

also pol`y•car′pous,

1. producing fruit many times, as a perennial plant.
2. having two or more distinct carpels.
[1840–50; < New Latin polycarpicus. See poly-, -carpic]
pol′y•car`py, n.
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