(short for dicotyledon) [Gr. di: two + kotyledon: a hollow space] • This term, not used in this book, formerly referred to all angiosperms other than the monocots. (See eudicot, monocot.)
A flowering plant (angiosperm) that possesses two cotyledons during embryonic development. Usually has taproots, flower parts in multiples of fours and fives, and branching veins in leaves.
A flowering plant that has 2 cotyledons in the embryo. The bean seed is a dicot. It has two special structures called cotyledons which are part of the embryo.