Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A Linnæan class of plants embracing those having but a single stamen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The first class in Linnæus's system of plants, comprehending all genera with perfect flowers having only one stamen.

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Examples

  • For example, a flower having but one stamen was classed as _monandria_, which means, literally, one husband; one having two stamens was classified as _diandria_; flowers having a large number of male organs were termed _polyandria_, or many husbands.

    Plain Facts for Old and Young

  • For example, a flower having but one stamen was classed as monandria which means, literally, one husband; one having two stamens was classified as diandria; flowers having a large number of male organs were termed polyandria, or many husbands.

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