dicot

noun
di·​cot | \ ˈdī-ˌkät How to pronounce dicot (audio) \
plural dicots

Definition of dicot

: an angiospermous plant (such as a deciduous tree or broad-leaved herb) having an embryo with two cotyledons, leaves with typically reticulate venation, and floral organs usually arranged in multiples of four or five : dicotyledon And of the two great groups of plants, monocots and dicots, the monocots (the grasses and their ilk) do share a single ancestor, but the dicots do not, which means they are not a natural grouping.— Steve Hatch often used before another noun dicot speciesMost leaves and petrified wood from late Cretaceous and younger rocks are of dicot flowering plants.— Alan M. Cvancara

First Known Use of dicot

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Dicot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicot. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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