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monocotyledon definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside [syn: monocot, monocotyledon, liliopsid, endogen]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin mon- + cotyledon cotyledon Date: circa 1727 any of a class or subclass (Liliopsida or Monocotyledoneae) of chiefly herbaceous angiospermous plants having an embryo with a single cotyledon, usually parallel-veined leaves, and floral organs arranged in cycles of three compare dicotyledon monocotyledonous adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Bot. any flowering plant with a single cotyledon. Derivatives: monocotyledonous adj.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Monocotyledon Mon`o*cot`y*le"don, n. [Mono- + cotyledon: cf. F. monocotyl['e]done.] (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.



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