Monopetalous
Monopetalous Mon`o*pet"al*ous, a. [Mono- + petal: cf. F. monop['e]tale.] (Bot.) Having only one petal, or the corolla in one piece, or composed of petals cohering so as to form a tube or bowl; gamopetalous. [1913 Webster]

Note: The most recent authors restrict this form to flowers having a solitary petal, as in species of {Amorpha}, and use {gamopetalous} for a corolla of several petals combined into one piece. See Illust. of {Gamopetalous}. [1913 Webster]


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  • monopetalous — /mon euh pet l euhs/, adj. Bot. 1. gamopetalous. 2. having only one petal, as a corolla. [1685 95; MONO + PETALOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monopetalous — mono·petalous …   English syllables

  • monopetalous — /mɒnoʊˈpɛtələs/ (say monoh petuhluhs) adjective 1. → gamopetalous. 2. having only one petal, as a corolla …   Australian English dictionary

  • monopetalous — adj. Bot. having the corolla in one piece, or the petals united into a tube …   Useful english dictionary

  • Convoluluses — Convolvulus Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. L.{Convolvuli}, E. {Convoluluses}. [L., bindweed, fr. convolvere to roll around. So named from its twining stems.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convolvuli — Convolvulus Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. L.{Convolvuli}, E. {Convoluluses}. [L., bindweed, fr. convolvere to roll around. So named from its twining stems.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convolvulus — Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. L.{Convolvuli}, E. {Convoluluses}. [L., bindweed, fr. convolvere to roll around. So named from its twining stems.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers, including the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Convolvulus arvensis — Convolvulus Con*vol vu*lus (k[o^]n*v[o^]l v[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. L.{Convolvuli}, E. {Convoluluses}. [L., bindweed, fr. convolvere to roll around. So named from its twining stems.] (Bot.) A large genus of plants having monopetalous flowers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gamopetalous — Gam o*pet al*ous, a. [Gr. ? marriage + E. petalous: cf. F. gamop[ e]tale.] (Bot.) Having the petals united or joined so as to form a tube or cup; monopetalous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea — Ip o*m[oe] a ([i^]p [ o]*m[=e] [.a]), n. [NL. Named, according to Linn[ae]us, from Gr. i ps, ipo s, a bindweed [which it is not], and o moios like. Gray.] (Bot.) A genus of twining plants with showy monopetalous flowers, including the morning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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