Carpous definition

kärpəs
A specified number or kind of carpel or fruit.

Apocarpous.

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Fruited; having a certain number of fruits or a certain kind of fruit.

Apocarpous.

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Having a specified number or type of fruit or fruiting bodies or part thereof.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of carpous - -carpic

Origin of carpous

  • ModL -carpus < Gr karpos: see harvest

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin -carpus from Greek karpos fruit kerp- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit, grain”) +‎ -ous.

    From Wiktionary