from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Having flowers bearing a single stamen, as in the poinsettia.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by monandry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having only one stamen in each flower.
  • adj. Having only one male sexual partner over a period of time.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the monandria; having but one stamen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology and anthropology:
  • Having one male or husband; living in monandry; monogamous, as a female.
  • Relating to monandry: as, a monandrous system or custom.
  • In botany, having a single stamen; belonging to or having the characters of the class Monandria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having only one husband at a time


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  • For man is by nature a monogamous and monandrous being; polygamy and polyandry are inconsistent with the fundamental characteristics of his nature; they are diseases of civilisation which would vanish spontaneously with a return to the healthy conditions of existence.

    Freeland A Social Anticipation

  • We belong, to speak plainly, to a species of animals which nature intends to be monogamous and monandrous.

    Freeland A Social Anticipation


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