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[dahy-kot] /ˈdaɪ kɒt/
noun, Botany
a dicotyledon.
Also, dicotyl
[dahy-kot-l] /daɪˈkɒt l/ (Show IPA)
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dicotyledon (dī'kŏt'l-ēd'n) or dicot
An angiosperm that is not a monocotyledon, having two cotyledons in the seed. The term dicotyledon serves as a convenient label for the eudicotyledons, the magnoliids, and a varied group of other angiosperms, but it does not correspond to a single taxonomic group. Compare monocotyledon. See more at eudicotyledon, leaf, magnoliid.

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