monocotyledon definition

  • noun:
    • some of various flowering plants, particularly grasses, orchids, and lilies, having an individual cotyledon when you look at the seed.
    • Any plant belonging to the Monocotyledones (in addition written Monocotyledonae) or Liliopsida, a class into the Angiospermae, the flowering flowers. This group range from the grasses, lilies, orchids and palms.
    • A plant with only 1 cotyledon, or seed lobe; a part of Monocotyledonae.
    • A monocotyledonous plant; an endogen. See endogen, and cut-under cotyledon.
    • a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem expands by deposits on its inside

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