Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Related; in botany, having stamens united by their filaments into sets: used mostly in composition, as in monadelphous, etc.

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

  • adjective (Bot.) Having coalescent or clustered filaments; -- said of stamens. Usually in composition.

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

  • adjective botany Having coalescent or clustered filaments.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek ἀδελφός (adelphos, "brother") +‎ -ous.

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  • Railroad telegraph shorthand for "advance on cost and charges. --US Railway Assn. Standard Cipher Code, 1906.

    January 19, 2013