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monocotyledon

noun [C] uk   /ˌmɒn.əʊˌkɒt.ɪˈliː.dən/ us    /ˌmɑː.nəˌkɑː.təlˈiː-/ specialized
a type of plant that produces flowers and has only one cotyledon (= leaf part inside the seed). Monocotyledons include daffodils and grasses.
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