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monanthous

[ muh-nan-thuhs ]
/ məˈnæn θəs /
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adjective Botany.
bearing one flower.
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Origin of monanthous

First recorded in 1855–60; from New Latin Monanthus, a genus name; see origin at mon-, -anthous
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British Dictionary definitions for monanthous

monanthous
/ (mɒˈnænθəs) /

adjective
(of certain plants) having or producing only one flower

Word Origin for monanthous

C19: from mono- + Greek anthos flower
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