Definition of dicotyledon
: any of a class or subclass (Magnoliopsida or Dicotyledoneae) of angiospermous plants that produce an embryo with two cotyledons and usually have floral organs arranged in cycles of four or five and leaves with reticulate venation — compare monocotyledon
Origin of dicotyledon
First Known Use: circa 1727
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