Origin of cotyledon
Examples from the Web for cotyledon
The cotyledon c envelops the young bud, which protrudes at the slit during germination.
The name Echeveria is now given up by botanists for Cotyledon.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
The term monocotyledon is applied to these plants because the embryo has only one cotyledon or seed-leaf.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
Within the cotyledon will be found a little growing shoot pointed toward the top of the kernel.The First Book of Farming|Charles L. Goodrich
The epiblast has been regarded as representing a second cotyledon, but this is a very doubtful interpretation.
British Dictionary definitions for cotyledon
Word Origin for cotyledon
Word Origin and History for cotyledon
from 1540s, in various sense, from Latin cotyledon "pennywort, navelwort," from Greek kotyledon "cup-shaped cavity," from kotyle "hollow thing, small vessel," also the name of a small liquid measure (nearly a half-pint); of uncertain origin. Botanical sense is 1776, from Linnaeus (1751).