Meaning of monocotyledon

mon•o•cot•y•le•don

Pronunciation: (mon"u-kot"l-ēd'n), [key]
— n. Bot.
  1. an angiospermous plant of the class Monocotyledones, characterized by producing seeds with one cotyledon and an endogenous manner of growth. Cf.
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