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mon·o·cot·y·le·don(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.
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|Noun||1.||monocot - a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside|
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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