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- adj. Of or pertaining to a flowering plant having a seed with one embryonic leaf (a single cotyledon).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having only one cotyledon, seed lobe, or seminal leaf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having only one seed-lobe or seminal leaf.
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- adj. (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies
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Hence the class of endogens are sometimes called monocotyledonous plants, while that of exogens are called dicotyledonous.
Stately trees of many kinds, with smooth and highly coloured barks, are loaded by parasitical monocotyledonous plants; large and elegant ferns are numerous, and arborescent grasses entwine the trees into one entangled mass to the height of thirty or forty feet above the ground.
She was a generously built woman with a monocotyledonous bosom, who was about ninety-nine per cent flesh and one per cent spirit.
Date: before 12th century any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants (as of the genera Juncus and Scirpus of the family Juncaceae, the rush family) with cylindrical often hollow stems which are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats
Florence oil is the virgin oil expressed from the ripe fruit soon after being gathered; it is imported in flasks surrounded by a kind of network formed by the leaves of a monocotyledonous plant, and packed in half chests; it is that used at table under the name of salad oil.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
All these plants are grouped under three main divisions: apetalous, monocotyledonous, and dicotyledonous; and these main divisions are further subdivided.
Other monocotyledonous groups with simplicity of floral elements, such as the typhaceæ, contain large quantities of starch; in the case of
This leads one to the idea that in monocotyledonous plants, the fruit is very generally of limited powers of variation; witness Orchideae, Gramineae, Smilacineae, etc. this idea deserves to be followed out as much as possible.
Are the sheaths found on certain radicles strictly confined to monocotyledonous plants.
It is from the study of such palms that much light will be thrown on the growth of monocotyledonous stems.