class Dicotyledones

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n class Dicotyledones comprising seed plants that produce an embryo with paired cotyledons and net-veined leaves; divided into six (not always well distinguished) subclasses (or superorders): Magnoliidae and Hamamelidae (considered primitive); Caryophyllidae (an early and distinctive offshoot); and three more or less advanced groups: Dilleniidae; Rosidae; Asteridae
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Usage

In literature:

Flowering plants are divided first into these two classes, the Dicotyledons and the Monocotyledons.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
CLASS I. DICOTYLEDONES ANGIOSPERMEAE, called for shortness in English, DICOTYLEDONS or DICOTYLS.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
CLASS I. DICOTYLEDONOUS PLANTS.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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