from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having carpels that are free from one another. Used of a single flower with two or more separate pistils, as in roses.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having carpels that are not joined
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Either entirely or partially separate, as the carpels of a compound pistil; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having the carpels of the gynœcium separate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
apo- + -carpous (Wiktionary)