Monosepalous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Monosepalous (Bot) Having only one sepal, or the calyx in one piece or composed of the sepals united into one piece; gamosepalous.☞ The most recent writers restrict this term to flowers having a solarity sepal, and use gamosepalous for a calyx formed by several sepals combined into one piece. Cf. Monopetalous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • monosepalous In botany, having the sepals united by their edges: more properly gamosepalous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Monosepalous mon-ō-sep′a-lus (bot.) having the sepals all united: having a calyx of one piece.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Mono-, + sepal,: cf. F. monosépale,