(of a plant) having stamens and pistils in the same flower.
- ‘The flowers with which you are most familiar are monoclinous.’
- ‘In self-pollination, the flower is monoclinous and the stigma receives pollen from the anthers of the same flower.’
- ‘Rice is a self-pollinated crop with small flowers that are monoclinous.’
- ‘Some plants with monoclinous flowers possess devices which prevent close-pollination.’
- ‘Some of the trees are monoclinous, others only male.’
Early 19th century: from French monocline or modern Latin monoclinus, from Greek monos single + klinē bed + -ous.