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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A class comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves. It includes the grasses; lilies; palms; and orchids. It is divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae.

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  • n. comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with a single cotyledon and parallel-veined leaves: includes grasses and lilies and palms and orchids; divided into four subclasses or superorders: Alismatidae; Arecidae; Commelinidae; and Liliidae

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