- (botany) A "brotherhood," or collection of stamens in a bundle; used in composition, as in the class names, Monadelphia, Diadelphia, etc.
adelphia (plural adelphias)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adelphia in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)