Monocotyledon

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Monocot
Wheat close-up.JPG
Wheat, an important monocot
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Orders

Monocotyledons (/ˈmɒnɵˈkɒtɪˈldən/[1]), an aa kent as monocots, are ane o twa major groups o flouerin plants (or angiosperms) that are tradeetionally recognized, the ither being dicotyledons, or dicots. Monocot seedlings typically hae ane cotyledon (seed-leaf), in contrast tae the twae cotyledons typical o dicots. Monocots hae been recognized at various taxonomic ranks, an unner various names. The APG III seestem recognises a clade cried "monocots" but daes nae assign it tae a taxonomic rank.

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  1. An Anglo-Laitin pronunciation. OED: "Monocotyledon".