Mo·​not·​ro·​pa | \ məˈnä‧trəpə\

Definition of Monotropa

: 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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History and Etymology for Monotropa

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

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to take the place or position of

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