dicotyledon

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From di- ("two") + cotyledon ("embryonic leaf").

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beans, buttercups, oaks and sunflowers

dicotyledon (plural dicotyledons)

  1. (botany) A plant whose seedling has two cotyledons.
    Dicotyledons and monocotyledons together make up the flowering plants, the angiosperms.
  2. (botany, historical) Any plant in what used to be the Dicotyledones.

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