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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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This was a strong argument for the later origin of "higher" dicots than magnoliids (and monocots).
Twelve years later, at the IBC in Berlin, he was an invited speaker at the international symposium titled Steps Toward the Natural System of the Dicotyledons and offered new insights on the role that vegetative anatomy plays in building a more natural system of the dicots (Fig.
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nigripectus revealed that is a generalist species, affecting both dicots and monocots (Remes Lenicov 1973a; Remes Lenicov et al.
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The interactions between actinomycetes of the genus Frankia and 25 different genera of woody dicots result in the development of nitrogen-fixing root nodules and the transfer of fixed nitrogen from the microsymbiont to the plant.
Of the remaining taxa, 45 were monocots in seven families, and 111 were dicots in 39 families.