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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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.
A member of Monoctyledonae would have one seed leaf when it sprouts.
Hold the seedling by a seed leaf - not the stem - and ease it out of the compost with the dibber.