Monocotyledon

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

Monocotyledons (/ˈmɒnˈkɒtɪˈldən/[1]), an aa kent as monocots, are ane o twa major groups o flouerin plants (or angiosperms) that are tradeetionally recognised, the ither bein dicotyledons, or dicots. Monocot seedlings teepically hae ane cotyledon (seed-leaf), in contrast tae the twae cotyledons teepical o dicots. Monocots hae been recognised 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".