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- n. A monocotyledon.
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- n. Alternative form of monocotyledon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviated form, among botanists, of monocotyledon.
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- n. a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside
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Wave Hill's 28-acre grounds encompass a conservatory, a flower garden, an herb garden, a wild garden, a water garden and "something called a monocot garden," Strazzera said.
Wave Hill's 28-acre grounds encompass a conservatory, a flower garden, an herb garden, a wild garden, a water garden and "something called a monocot garden," Ms. Strazzera said.
The water poppy monocot, meaning that it has only one cotyledon inside its seeds.
Another curious aspect of the corn plant, other than the nerd fact that it is a monocot, is its ability to produce aerial roots at the first above-ground node.
From the point of view of the earth, three cycles of Mercury describe the shape of most monocot seeds.
Geophyte diversity is remarkably high; the lowland and montane fynbos ecoregions support about 1,500 species, most belonging to the petaloid monocot families, notably Iridaceae, Orchidaceae, Hyacinthaceae, and Amaryllidaceae.
The first line of the book exemplifies the flowery writing throughout: “Doomed, a painted skimmer cuts (cuts a hundred bias lines per minute) air rich with midges: curves past blue dashers (out for midges, too); breaks through pickerel weeds; stops short on a nodding monocot: a rush for rest.”
In larger seeds the difference between a monocot and a dicot is obvious.
(Gramineae) which accounts for the major portion of the monocot
All monocot plants first emerge from the soil with one initial leaf called a seed leaf or cotyledon.