monoculture etymology

English word monoculture comes from English culture, English mono- (One.)

Detailed word origin of monoculture

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
culture English (eng) (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something). (Compare cultivate.). (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria). (Compare cultivate.) (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.. (botany) Cultivation.. (cartography) The details on a map that do not [...]
mono- English (eng) One.
monoculture English (eng) A culture that lacks diversity. The cultivation of a single crop at a time.

Words with the same origin as monoculture

Descendants of culture
apiculturist cultural culturalist culturally culturcide culturgen culturicidal culturicide culturism culturize cybercultural herpetocultural horticultural horticulturist intracultural microcultural multicultist multicultural noncultural pancultural pseudocultural sociocultural spatiocultural transcultural tricultural
Descendants of mono-
mono monoalkene monoandry monochromatic monodactyl monofilament monofunctional monogamous monogonal monogram monoid monomethylamine monomicrobial monoparametric monophenol monophobia monoplegia monoprint monorubidium monoterminal monothecal monotheism monotungstate monoxide