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 (mŏn′ə-kŏt′l-ēd′n) or mon·o·cot (mŏn′ə-kŏt′)
Any of various flowering plants, such as grasses, lilies, and palms, having a single cotyledon in the seed, and usually a combination of other characteristics, typically leaves with parallel veins, a lack of secondary growth, and flower parts in multiples of three.

mon′o·cot′y·le′don·ous adj.


(ˈmɒn əˌkɒt)

also mon`o•cot′yl,

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Noun1.monocot - a monocotyledonous flowering plantmonocot - a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
angiosperm, flowering plant - plants having seeds in a closed ovary
class Liliopsida, class Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledones, Liliopsida, Monocotyledonae, Monocotyledones - comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae
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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.
Members of the mastrevirus include species, which infect monocotyledonous (monocot) but it has shifted its mood from monocot to dicotyledonous (dicot) plants.
A comparison of hispine beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) associated with three orders of monocot host plants in lowland Panama.
Most monocot weeds found in lawns are from the family Gramineae and are termed grassy weeds or narrow leaved weeds.
Although this species belongs to the basal angiosperms, this family is closely related to the monocot group, where this feature is common (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group [APG] III, 2009).
One can see minimally active cambia in some Saururaceae, leading to cambial absence; Saururaceae are not ancestral to monocots (although they are not far from monocot origins), but the reduction of cambial activity in their stems very likely simulates the stage preceding monocot stem origin.
In dicot plants manganese deficiencies often are known with small yellow spots on leaves, also manganese deficiency symptoms in monocot plants appears as tape and gray-green spots on base of leaves.
Helicoverpa armigera (Hubner, 1808) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) is important polyphagous agricultural insect pest, highly mobile and has a worldwide distribution; inhabits diverse ecological habitats and is the most important insect pest occurring in the developing world that causes heavy yield losses of a diverse range of dicot and monocot crops (PRIYA et al.
Other developers that have been attracted to the region are KPIG on the Monocot Island development and Queen Leisure Ltd who have a number of land plots close to the up and coming Otres Beach.