monocotyledones definition

  • noun:
    • an all-natural class of flowering plants, having a single seed-leaf or cotyledon in embryo.
    • comprising seed plants that create an embryo with an individual cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; split into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae

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