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