American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A creature having only one foot.
- n. Botany A monopodium.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having but one foot.
- n. Any object supported on one foot only; specifically, one of a fabled race of men having but one leg. These, the Monoscelli or Sciopodes, are described by Pliny (Hist. Nat., viii.) as dwelling in Ethiopia, and as possessing a single foot, so large that it served when held up to shade them from the sun when they lay down to rest.
- n. In botany, same as monopodium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One of a fabulous tribe or race of Ethiopians having but one leg and foot.
- n. (Bot.) A monopodium.
- Late Latin monopodius, one-footed; see monopodium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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