Definition of monocarpic in English:

monocarpic

(also monocarpous)

adjective

Botany
  • (of a plant) flowering only once and then dying.

    • ‘Scarlet gilia is a common monocarpic perennial wildflower of western montane habitats.’
    • ‘Being monocarpic, it dies after flowering but the seeds can be collected and sown every year.’
    • ‘Among these are the onset of monocarpic senescence, floral induction and the response of shoot growth to nitrate availability.’
    • ‘Commonly, the apical meristems differentiated into reproductive structures, making these plants monocarpic and determinant in their growth pattern.’
    • ‘The presence of a leaf litter cover has been shown to cause seedling mortality in several monocarpic species.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from mono- single + Greek karpos fruit + -ic.

Pronunciation:

monocarpic

/ˌmänōˈkärpik/