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Definition of "monocotyledon" []

  • Any of various flowering plants, such as grasses, orchids, and lilies, having a single cotyledon in the seed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monocotyledon" in a sentence
  • "To date three volumes have been published covering ferns and fern allies, orchids and gymnosperms and non-orchid monocotyledon."
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  • "One of these determinables is number of cotyledons under which fall the determinates acotyledon, monocotyledon, and dicotyledon."