Definition of monotropaceous in English:

monotropaceous

Pronunciation /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˌtrəˈpeɪʃəs/

adjective

rare Botany
  • Of or relating to the family Monotropaceae of saprophytic (mycotrophic) plants, of which Monotropa is the type genus.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Monotropaceae, family name + -ous.