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monocotyledon

[mon-uh-kot-l-eed-n] /ˌmɒn əˌkɒt lˈid n/
noun, Botany
1.
an angiospermous plant of the class Monocotyledones, characterized by producing seeds with one cotyledon and an endogenous manner of growth.
Compare dicotyledon.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; < New Latin; see mono-, cotyledon
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monocotyledon

/ˌmɒnəʊˌkɒtɪˈliːdən/
noun
1.
any flowering plant of the class Monocotyledonae, having a single embryonic seed leaf, leaves with parallel veins, and flowers with parts in threes: includes grasses, lilies, palms, and orchids Often shortened to monocot Compare dicotyledon
Derived Forms
monocotyledonous, adjective
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