monopode

noun
mono·​pode

Definition of monopode

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a one-footed creature specifically : a fabulous one-footed Ethiopian that uses his foot as a sunshade
2 [ New Latin monopodium ] : monopodium

monopode

adjective
\ "\

Definition of monopode (Entry 2 of 2)

: having only one foot

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for monopode

Noun

Late Latin monopodius

Adjective

Late Latin monopodius, from Greek monopod-, monopous, from mon- + pod-, pous foot

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on monopode

What made you want to look up monopode? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a period when something is suspended

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!