dicotyledon

noun
di·​cot·​y·​le·​don | \ ˌdī-ˌkä-tə-ˈlē-dᵊn How to pronounce dicotyledon (audio) \
plural dicotyledons

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

called also dicot

— compare monocotyledon

Other Words from dicotyledon

dicotyledonous \ ˌdī-​ˌkä-​tə-​ˈlē-​də-​nəs How to pronounce dicotyledon (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dicotyledon

1725, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dicotyledon

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“Dicotyledon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicotyledon. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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dicotyledon

noun
di·​cot·​y·​le·​don | \ ˌdī-ˌkä-tə-ˈlē-dᵊn How to pronounce dicotyledon (audio) \

Kids Definition of dicotyledon

: a flowering plant (as an oak or bean plant) having an embryo with two cotyledons

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