mono·​cot | \-ˌkät \

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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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