monocot

noun
mono·​cot | \ ˈmä-nə-ˌkät How to pronounce monocot (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Some people have observed injury to monocots like iris and daylilies, while others have not. Melinda Myers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall grasses, upright shrubs provide screening," 9 Mar. 2018 Some people have observed injury to monocots like iris and daylilies, while others have not. Melinda Myers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tall grasses, upright shrubs provide screening," 9 Mar. 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Monocot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monocot. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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