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 (dī′kŏt′l-ēd′n) also di·cot (dī′kŏt′)
Any of various flowering plants that are not monocotyledons, having two cotyledons in the seed and usually flower parts in multiples of four or five, leaves with reticulate venation, pollen with three pores, and the capacity for secondary growth. The dicotyledons, which include the eudicotyledons and the magnoliids, are no longer considered to form a single valid taxonomic group.

di′cot′y·le′don·ous (-l-ēd′n-əs) adj.


(daɪˈkɒt) or


(Botany) short forms of dicotyledon1


(daɪˌkɒt lˈid n, ˌdaɪ kɒt l-)

any flowering plant of the class Dicotyledones having two embryonic seed leaves, flower parts in fours or fives, and net-veined leaves: includes most broad-leaved flowering trees and plants.
[1720–30; < New Latin]
di•cot`y•le′don•ous, adj.
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Noun1.dicot - flowering plant with two cotyledonsdicot - flowering plant with two cotyledons; the stem grows by deposit on its outside
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
class Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledones, class Magnoliopsida, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, Magnoliopsida - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
jiqui, Malpighia obovata - Cuban timber tree with hard wood very resistant to moisture
acerola, barbados cherry, Malpighia glabra, Surinam cherry, West Indian cherry - tropical American shrub bearing edible acid red fruit resembling cherries
cyrilla family, Cyrilliaceae, family Cyrilliaceae, titi family - shrubs and trees with leathery leaves and small white flowers in racemes: genera Cyrilla and Cliftonia
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Because the four orders and 15 families of plants represent only a very small percent of all the dicots in Illinois, Mohlenbrock does not include a general identification key here, as he does in many of the volumes.
maize and wheat) and dicots like tomato and cassava (Hanley-Bowdoin et al.
Monocots like coconut and other palm trees can survive earth-balling, but not dicots like narra trees.
The floristic of angiosperm flora of Rawalakot was represented by 381 species belonging to 238 genera and 78 families (Table 01) of which 306 were dicots and 75 were monocots.
For example, in dicots, 35S CaMV is preferred for Cas9 and U6 promoter for SgRNA expression.
Monocots emerge with a single seed leaf whereas dicots emerge with two seed leaves.
Poaceae, Juncaceae, and Cyperaceae), but some groups are associated with dicots such as Asteraceae (Wilson et al.
Food items included in diet were grouped as follows: leaves of shrubs and trees, seeds and fruits of shrubs and trees, annual forbs, grasses, cacti, undetermined dicots, and arthropods.
Studies on the transition structure among the dicots show that the intermediate type is common in the epigeal seedlings with long hypocotyls (SOUZA, 2009).
Contrary to the phellogen of conifers and dicots, the meristem deposits only one type of derivatives i.
Species present include 45 monocots in six families and 111 dicots in 34 families while no fern or fern-allies were recorded.
8111 to be common to several dicots, which was considered a very high value, implying a near herringbone branching pattern.