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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Producing no fruit; sterile.
  • adj. Botany Having no fruit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not producing fruit; unfruitful; sterile.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not producing fruit; unfruitful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. producing no fruit


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


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