- belonging or pertaining to the monocotyledons.
Origin of monocotyledonous
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The germination of a Monocotyledonous plant, with the cotyledon remaining in the ground, is shown at c.Botany for Ladies
Ruppia, rup′i-a, n. a genus of monocotyledonous plants of the order Naiadace—to which Ditch or Tassel grass belongs.
Intermediate forms connected each of these types with those of monocotyledonous trees.On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)
It is from the study of such palms that much light will be thrown on the growth of monocotyledonous stems.
Are the sheaths found on certain radicles strictly confined to monocotyledonous plants.
- Any of a class of angiosperm plants having a single cotyledon in the seed. Monocotyledons have leaves with parallel veins, flower parts in multiples of three, and fibrous root systems. Their primary vascular bundles are scattered throughout the stem, not arranged in a ring as in eudicotyledons. Grasses, palms, lilies, irises, and orchids are monocotyledons. See more at leaf. Compare eudicotyledon.
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