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Definition of Monocotyledon

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plant which has one cotyledon, plant with one seed leaves (Botany)
Monocotyledon Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe.
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\mon`o*cot`y*le"don\ (?), n. [mono- + cotyledon: cf. f. monocotylédone.] (bot.) a plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe.
note: the plural, monocotyledons, is used as the name of a large class of plants, and is generally understood to be equivalent to the term endogens.

WordNet 2.0

1. a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
(synonym) monocot, liliopsid, endogen
(hypernym) angiosperm, flowering plant
(member-holonym) Monocotyledones, class Monocotyledones, Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledonae, Liliopsida, class Liliopsida
Monocotyledon Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Botanical Glossary of Taxonomic Terminology
with a single cotyledon or seed-leaf
Monocotyledon Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Monocotyledons (), also known as monocots, are one of two major groups of flowering plants (or angiosperms) that are traditionally recognized, the other being dicotyledons, or dicots. Monocot seedlings typically have one cotyledon (seed-leaf), in contrast to the two cotyledons typical of dicots. Monocots have been recognized at various taxonomic ranks, and under various names (see below). The APG III system recognises a clade called "monocots" but does not assign it to a taxonomic rank.

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