Definition of Monocotyledones
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Class
Member holonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus, Endogen, Liliopsid, Monocot, Monocotyledon, Alismatidae, Subclass Alismatidae, Arecidae, Subclass Arecidae, Commelinidae, Subclass Commelinidae, Liliidae, Subclass Liliidae, Alismales, Naiadales, Order Alismales, Order Naiadales
Group relationships: Angiospermae, Anthophyta, Class Angiospermae, Division Anthophyta, Division Magnoliophyta, Magnoliophyta
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monocotyledones
Literary usage of Monocotyledones
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"VENATION OF monocotyledones. The typical venation of monocotyledones arises when a primordium of a leaf, attached by a broad base to the stem, grows nearly ..."
2. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Angiosperms fall naturally into two classes, monocotyledones and Dicotylédones. Class I.—monocotyledones. Includes Flowering Plants whose flowers typically ..."
3. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"monocotyledones. b. Dicotyledones. CLASS i, monocotyledones These plants are usually distinguished by the following characters : the plant begins with a ..."
4. Analytical Class-book of Botany: Designed for Academies and Private Students by Frances Harriet Green, Joseph W. Congdon (1857)
"The monocotyledones, which embrace the Palm, Grass and Lily tribes, ... In monocotyledones, the cotyledon never appears above ground ; while in ..."
5. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"monocotyledones : the embryo has usually a single terminal cotyledon, ... monocotyledones. Although the seed typically contains endosperm, it contains none ..."
6. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology: Comprising All Organic and by David Marvel Reynolds Culbreth (1906)
"monocotyledones (Embryo with one cotyledon, stem endogenous, leaves parallel-veined). 6. ... monocotyledones ..."