1. [ noun ] (biology,botany) 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
Synonyms: class_Monocotyledones class_Monocotyledonae Liliopsida class_Liliopsida Monocotyledones
Related terms: class Angiospermae Liliidae Alismatidae monocot Commelinidae Arecidae Naiadales monocot_genus
Similar spelling:   monocotyledon