: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Greek monotropē, feminine of monotropos living alone, from mon- + tropos turn, way, from trepein to turn

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“Monotropa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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