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