Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plant destitute of a cotyledonous embryo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant which has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany A plant that has no cotyledons, as the dodder and all flowerless plants.

Etymologies

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From a- (“not”) +‎ cotyledon (“cup-shaped”).

Examples

  • One of these determinables is number of cotyledons under which fall the determinates acotyledon, monocotyledon, and dicotyledon.

    Determinates vs. Determinables

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