Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, the second element, signifying fraternity, in the names of the 17th, 18th, and 19th classes (Monadelphia, Diadelphia, and Polyadclphia) of the Linnean system of sexual classification, used to denote the coalescence of stamens by their filaments into one, two, or more sets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A “brotherhood,” or collection of stamens in a bundle; -

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A "brotherhood," or collection of stamens in a bundle; used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.
  • noun botany Any plant of the genus Adelphia

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek 'Adelfo`s brother.

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