Definition of monoculture in English:


Line breaks: mono|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)kʌltʃə


[mass noun]
The cultivation of a single crop in a given area: the replacement of natural forest with pine monoculture
More example sentences
  • The necessity for crop protection emerged with agriculture not because of any practice of monoculture but because crops were now being grown in areas outside where they originated.
  • The fields flourished but with such vast areas of monoculture, farmers had to use massive amounts of chemical pesticides.
  • Reports from the West Indies during the second half of the century indicate the steady advance of sugar cultivation, although sugar monoculture was certainly not the case in these islands.

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