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dicot

[dahy-kot] /ˈdaɪ kɒt/
noun, Botany
1.
a dicotyledon.
Also, dicotyl
[dahy-kot-l] /daɪˈkɒt l/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
by shortening
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Encyclopedia Article for dicotyl

dicot

any member of the flowering plants, or angiosperms, that has a pair of leaves, or cotyledons, in the embryo of the seed. There are about 175,000 known species of dicots. Most common garden plants, shrubs and trees, and broad-leafed flowering plants such as magnolias, roses, geraniums, and hollyhocks are dicots.

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