from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A natural class of flowering plants, having a single seed-leaf or cotyledon in the embryo.
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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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