dicotyledon

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dicotyledon

1. any flowering plant of the class Dicotyledonae, normally having two embryonic seed leaves and leaves with netlike veins. The group includes many herbaceous plants and most families of trees and shrubs
2. primitive dicotyledon. any living relative of early angiosperms that branched off before the evolution of monocotyledons and eudicotyledons. The group comprises about 5 per cent of the world's plants

dicotyledon

[‚dī‚käd·əl′ēd·ən]
(botany)
Any plant of the class Magnoliopsida, all having two cotyledons.
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TABLE 6-1 CLASSIFICATION OF A DELICIOUS APPLE PLANT USING HORTUS THIRD MAJOR TAXA Kingdom Plant Division (Phylum) Tracheophyta Class Angiospermae Subclass Dicotyledonae Order Rosales Family Rosaceae (same family as rose or strawberry) MINOR TAXA Genus Malus Species pumila (domestica) Cultivar (variety) Delicious