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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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From the few documentations of the indigenous knowledge of medical plants in Jordan is the work of Al-Qura'n, [9] who documented some of the folk medicinal potentiality of wild dicot aquatic plants in Jordan.
While single applications of BTH were generally sufficient at inducing resistance over the life span of a monocot crop, such as wheat, dicot crops required repeated applications of BTH to extend protection over time (Cole, 1999; Dann and Deverall, 1995; Gorlach et al.
Seven of the 20 had similarities to fungal, dicot and monocot sequences (Table 3).
Still, with the support of protected-area management, the group was able to photograph and document specimens of epiphytes and climbers, trees, small trees and shrubs, orchids, monocot herbs, dicot herbs and ferns from the Summit Trail, Ang Ka Nature Trail and Kew Mae Pan Nature Trail at Doi Inthanon National Park on October 4 and 5.
The protection against e-piracy is provided by Dicot Ape company which implements the project, and until the Ministry's employees are trained on operation and management.
2014) that reported fomesafen+fluazifop caused severe visual injury, reduced the plant's height, and low control level of dicot weeds.
Previously, CpCDV has been noted down to attack the legumes but with lapse of time, they expand their host range and infected other dicot families as well, like pepper (in India and Oman) and tomato (Byun et al.
We also found that pygmy grasshopper abundance is associated with the wetness of dicot leaf litter.
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Six weeks after the uncontrolled collapse of part of the decommissioned Dicot power station onto demolition workers, a trade union leader has voiced concern about the slowness of the recovery process.
It is dicot, having separate male and female flowers in the same plant, which are pollinated by various pollinators, specially bee species.
Most research in this field has been done with the dicot model plant A.