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- n. The production of fruit without fertilization.
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- n. production of (seedless) fruit without fertilization of ovules.
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- n. (botany) the development of a fruit without fertilization or seeds
Greek parthenos, virgin + Greek karpos, fruit; see -carp + -y2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)