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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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|Adj.||1.||monocotyledonous - (of a flowering plant) having a single cotyledon in the seed as in grasses and lilies|
dicotyledonous - (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
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