Definition of monocotyledon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

monocotyledon

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɒnəʊˌkɒtɪˈliːdn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːnoʊˌkɑːtɪˈliːdn//
 
(also monocot
BrE BrE//ˈmɒnəkɒt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnəkɑːt//
 
)
(biology)
 
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a plant whose seeds form embryos that produce a single leaf compare dicotyledon
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: monocotyledon