n. pl.1.(Bot.) A Linnæan order of plants, including those which have only one style or stigma.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Echoing the diction of popular mock-heroic verses from half a century before, Darwin proceeds with a series of tableaux from the Canna indica or Indian Reed (monandria, monogynia) to the Adonis (polyandria, polygynia).
Lo clasifico en la clase VI Hexandria y orden I Monogynia, aunque con anterioridad dicho autor en Hortus Cliffortianus (1738), habia utilizado el nombre Polianthes floribus alternis para referirse a estas plantas.