Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Producing no fruit; sterile.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, not producing fruit; sterile; barren.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Not producing fruit; unfruitful.

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  • adjective botany Not producing fruit; unfruitful; sterile.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective producing no fruit

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἄκαρπος (akarpos, "fruitless"), from privative ἀ- + καρπός (karpos, "fruit").

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