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

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

Other Words from dicotyledon

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

First Known Use of dicotyledon

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

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“Dicotyledon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dicotyledon. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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