What is another word for dicotyledon?

Pronunciation: [dˌɪkətɪlˈiːdən] (IPA)

Dicotyledon is a term used for a group of flowering plants that have two cotyledons or embryonic leaves in their seed structure. These types of plants are also known as "dicots" for short. However, there are several other synonyms that can be used to refer to this group of plants, including magnoliophyta, Magnoliopsida, and dicotyledones. Another possible synonym for dicotyledon is angiosperm, which refers to any flowering plant. Finally, the term "broad-leaved" can also be used to describe dicotyledons, as they generally have larger and wider leaves compared to monocotyledons, which only have one embryonic leaf in their seed structure.

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Usage examples for Dicotyledon

Nothing could be more useful than botany-those who could not distinguish between a dicotyledon and a monocotyledon could certainly never rightly grasp the nature of a hedgerow.
"Hodge and His Masters"
Richard Jefferies
And in the deposits older than the Trias, or in any subsequent deposits, no intermediate form has been detected,-no Gymnosperm or Monocotyledon which exhibits in any point of its structure a modification towards the more highly organized dicotyledon.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
The shoot-a true dicotyledon-has fairly got its two vigorous lobes above the surface: freedom of trade in all that the farmer rears, and freedom of trade in all that the manufacturer produces; and there cannot be a shadow of doubt that it will be by and by a very vigorous tree.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects"
Hugh Miller

Related words: dicotyledon, monocotyledonous, dicot, monocot

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