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monopode

[ mon-uh-pohd ]
/ ˈmɒn əˌpoʊd /
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adjective

having one foot.

noun

a creature having one foot.
(sometimes initial capital letter) one of a mythological people having only one foot.
Botany. monopodium.

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Origin of monopode

1810–20; <Late Latin monopodius one-footed, equivalent to monopod- (<Greek; see mono-, -pod) + -ius adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for monopode

monopode
/ (ˈmɒnəˌpəʊd) /

noun

a member of a legendary one-legged race of Africa
another word for monopodium

Word Origin for monopode

C19: from Late Latin monopodius
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