from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Flowering and bearing fruit only once.
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- adj. (of a plant) That flowers and bears fruit only once before dying
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Bearing fruit but once, and dying after fructification, as beans, maize, mustard, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as monocarpous .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dying after bearing fruit only once
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Each of the Rosettes of the plant are monocarpic which means that they are plants can be kept alive after flowering if the flowers are removed as soon as they are done blooming, before seed formation begins.
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