Definition of monocrop in US English:

monocrop

noun

  • A cultivated crop that does not rotate with other crops in a particular field or area.

    as modifier ‘bananas grown in a monocrop system for commercial production’
    • ‘Agricultural economists would have us consider variable and fixed costs in answering that question for monocrops of bell peppers or tomatoes, most often sold at low wholesale prices.’
    • ‘They plant monocrops in which hundreds of acres are dedicated to a single plant, and they remain involved in a system in which the typical American meal travels 1,200 miles from farm to fork.’
    • ‘The Green Revolution package that is applied to the main fields includes the use of herbicides, effectively turning maize into a monocrop.’
    • ‘Anderson details colonial policies, the shifting boom/bust extractive efforts (including that of Brazil nuts, turtle oil, tars and caulks, fishing, and plantation monocrops), and the role of the elites in colonization.’
    • ‘The relative importance of root and shoot competition between individual plants in ryegrass monocrops was determined by inserting metal tubes in the soil around seedlings to exclude root competition.’

Pronunciation

monocrop

/ˈmänəˌkräp/