seed leaf


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seed leaf

n.

seed leaf

n
(Botany) the nontechnical name for cotyledon

seed′ leaf`


n.
a cotyledon.
[1685–95]

seed leaf

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Noun1.seed leaf - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plantsseed leaf - embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants
cataphyll - a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
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Monocots emerge with a single seed leaf whereas dicots emerge with two seed leaves.
Seeds can be started in the dark, but watch them carefully and move to the light as soon as you can see the seed leaf forming - though leeks and onions take no harm from being left in the dark and stretching a bit.
monocot (monotyledon)--One of two classes of plants (the other is the dicotyledon), in which the seedling has one seed leaf.