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Definition of Monocot

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(Informal) monocotyledons, plant which has one cotyledon, plant with one seed leaves (Botany)
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monocot
n : a monocotyledonous flowering plant [syn: monocotyledon, liliopsid]




  similar words(4) 



 monocot genus 
 liliid monocot family 
 liliid monocot genus 
 monocot family 
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
(synonym) monocotyledon, liliopsid, endogen
(hypernym) angiosperm, flowering plant
(member-holonym) Monocotyledones, class Monocotyledones, Monocotyledonae, class Monocotyledonae, Liliopsida, class Liliopsida
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Monocotyledons (), more properly referred to as monocots, (Lilianae sensu Chase & Reveal) are flowering plants (angiosperms) whose seeds typically contain only one embryonic leaf, or cotyledon. They constitute one of the major groups into which the flowering plants have traditionally been divided, the rest of the flowering plants having two cotyledons and therefore classified as dicotyledons, or dicots. However, molecular phylogenetic research has shown that while the monocots form a monophyletic group or clade (comprising all the descendants of a common ancestor), the dicots do not. Monocots have almost always been recognized as a group, but with various taxonomic ranks and under several different names. The APG III system of 2009 recognises a clade called "monocots" but does not assign it to a taxonomic rank.

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