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Meaning of dicotyledon

di•cot•y•le•don

Pronunciation: (dī-kot"l-ēd'n, dī"kot-l-), [key]
— n. Bot.
  1. any angiospermous plant of the class (or subclass) Dicotyledoneae, producing seeds with two cotyledons and having an exogenous manner of growth. Cf. monocotyledon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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