Meaning of MONOTROPA in English


məˈnä.trəpə noun

Usage: capitalized

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek monotropē, feminine of monotropos living alone, from mon- + tropos turn, way, from trepein to turn — more at trope

: a genus of leafless fleshy saprophytic herbs (family Pyrolaceae) with solitary polypetalous flowers or with trimerous to pentamerous flowers in racemes — see hypopitys , monotropaceae ; indian pipe , pinesap

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