di·​cot ˈdī-ˌkät How to pronounce dicot (audio)
plural dicots
: 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 species
Most leaves and petrified wood from late Cretaceous and younger rocks are of dicot flowering plants.Alan M. Cvancara

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dicot was in 1877

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“Dicot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicot. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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