Mon`o*car"pic (?), Mon`o*car"pous (?), a. [Mono- + Gr. fruit: cf. F. monocarpe.] Bot.
Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as beans, maize, mustard, etc.
⇒ Annual and biennual herbs are monocarpic, so also some plants of longer duration, as the century plant.
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