[muh-nan-druh s]
  1. of, relating to, or characterized by monandry.
  2. Botany.
    1. (of a flower) having only one stamen.
    2. (of a plant) having such flowers.

Origin of monandrous

From the Greek word mónandros, dating back to 1800–10. See mon-, -androus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for monandrous

Historical Examples of monandrous

  • We belong, to speak plainly, to a species of animals which nature intends to be monogamous and monandrous.


    Theodor Hertzka

British Dictionary definitions for monandrous


  1. having or preferring only one male sexual partner over a period of time
  2. (of plants) having flowers with only one stamen
  3. (of flowers) having only one stamen
Derived Formsmonandry, noun

Word Origin for monandrous

C19: from mono- + -androus
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