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monopetalous

[mon-uh-pet-l-uh s]
adjective Botany.
  1. gamopetalous.
  2. having only one petal, as a corolla.
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Origin of monopetalous

First recorded in 1685–95; mono- + petalous
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Examples from the Web for monopetalous

Historical Examples of monopetalous

  • Trifolium with a monopetalous flower, of a white colour, (T. pratense).

    Lachesis Lapponica

    Carl von Linn

  • A shrub with monopetalous, stillated, purple flowers, growing in tufts.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden

  • They are monopetalous, small, white, stellated in six points.

    The History of Sumatra

    William Marsden


British Dictionary definitions for monopetalous

monopetalous

adjective
  1. (of flowers) having only one petal
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