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dicotyledonous

[dahy-kot-l-eed-n-uh s, dahy-kot-l-]
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the Dicotyledoneae; having two cotyledons.

Origin of dicotyledonous

First recorded in 1785–95; dicotyledon + -ous
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Historical Examples

  • The wood, upon a microscopical examination, is shown to be that of some dicotyledonous tree of a very loose and light texture.

    Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895

    Jesse Walter Fewkes

  • Isobrious, ī-sob′ri-us, adj. growing equally in both lobes, of a dicotyledonous embryo.

  • Dipterocarpace, an important order of Asiatic dicotyledonous trees, allied to the mallows (Malvace).

  • The bast tissues of dicotyledonous annuals furnish such staple materials as flax, hemp, rhea or ramie and jute.

  • In the great Secondary division, the true dicotyledonous plants first appear; but, so far as is yet known, no dicotyledonous wood.


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