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Pronunciation:  dI`kât'leedn

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  flowering plant with two cotyledons

DICOTYLEDON is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dicot, magnoliopsid
 See Also: acerola, angiosperm, barbados cherry, class Dicotyledonae, class Dicotyledones, class Magnoliopsida, cyrilla family, Cyrilliaceae, Dicotyledonae, Dicotyledones, family Cyrilliaceae, flowering plant, jiqui, Magnoliopsida, Malpighia glabra, Malpighia obovata, Surinam cherry, titi family, West Indian cherry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*cot`y*le"don\, n. [Pref. di- + cotyledon.]
A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or
cotyledons, in germinating.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A subclass of of Angiosperms. They tend to have:
  • broad leaves
  • two cotyledons
  • netlike veins in the leaves
  • flower parts are usually in fours or fives
  • a ring of primary vascular bundles in the stem
  • taproot system
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amphibian, angiosperm, Angiospermae, angiosperms, annual, aquatic plant, biennial, conifers, cosmopolite, cutting, Cycadales, cycads, deciduous plant, dicotyledons, endogens, ephemeral, evergreen, exotic, flowering plant, fungus, gametophyte, Ginkgoales, ginkgoes, Gnetales, gnetums, gymnosperm, gymnosperms, hydrophyte, monocot, monocotyl, Monocotyledones, monocotyledons, perennial, Pinales, plant, polycot, polycotyl, polycotyledon, seed plant, seedling, spermatophyte, sporophyte, thallophyte, triennial, vascular plant, vegetable, weed