Definition of monostachyous in English:

monostachyous

adjective

Botany
rare
  • Originally (of a plant or stem): bearing a single flower spike. Later (of a clubmoss): having unbranched aerial stems.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in James Jenkinson (?1739–1808). From scientific Latin monostachyus, specific epithet + -ous.

Pronunciation

monostachyous

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈstakɪəs/