from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An animal having only one toe, digit, or claw on each extremity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as monodactylous.
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But they have tiny little monodactyl wings, not the big flappy things that your toy has.
The volume in his hands was Darwin's famous monograph on the monodactyl.
"Of course," I said; "you didn't suppose a monodactyl meant a beast with one leg and one toe!"
Ascent and decline of monodactyl equids: A case for prehistoric overkill.