Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside

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Examples

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

  • 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.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The water poppy monocot, meaning that it has only one cotyledon inside its seeds.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • 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.

    Groundwork: When Sweet Corn Tasted Like Corn

  • From the point of view of the earth, three cycles of Mercury describe the shape of most monocot seeds.

    An Exploration into an Integral Approach to Knowledge

  • 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.

    Montane fynbos and renosterveld

  • 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.”

    2007 December 16 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • In larger seeds the difference between a monocot and a dicot is obvious.

    5. How plants live and grow

  • (Gramineae) which accounts for the major portion of the monocot

    Chapter 7

  • All monocot plants first emerge from the soil with one initial leaf called a seed leaf or cotyledon.

    Chapter 7

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