dicotyledon


di·cot·y·le·don

noun \ˌdī-ˌkä-tə-ˈlē-dən\

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
di·cot·y·le·don·ous \-də-nəs\ adjective

Origin of DICOTYLEDON

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1727

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