1. (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
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How To Use dicotyledonous In A Sentence

  • And it was nothing more, -- would have been a whit roused from its apathy by the information that the primrose is a Dicotyledonous Exogen, with a monopetalous corolla and central placentation. Science & Education
  • The sweet potato is a dicotyledonous plant which is cultivated widely in the tropical and subtropical regions and can be used for the human food, animal feed and industrial raw materials.
  • From that time onwards, so long as these Gymnosperms were, as was usual, reckoned as dicotyledonous flowering plants, the term Angiosperm was used antithetically by botanical writers, but with varying limitation, as a group-name for other dicotyledonous plants. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1
  • In many dicotyledonous leaves, parenchyma or sclerenchyma cells of the vascular bundle sheath extend to the epidermis on both leaf sides, forming the so-called bundle sheath extensions.
  • All these plants are grouped under three main divisions: apetalous, monocotyledonous, and dicotyledonous; and these main divisions are further subdivided. Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887
  • In the leaf axils of most dicotyledonous trees well-developed buds are present.
  • Within the leaf sheath a certain amount of development can be expected: in contrast to dicotyledonous plants, chloroplast division and development can occur in the absence of light in barley.
  • This type of leaf formation can be applied to monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous plants.
  • = -- A lessened number of sepals is not a very common occurrence among dicotyledonous plants. Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants
  • ` ` No, dear, not every one; plants are divided into two kinds: those which have two food leaves, like these plants, and those which have only one; these are called dicotyledonous, and the ones which have but one food leaf are monocotyledonous. Stories to Tell to Children: Fifty-One Stories With Some Suggestions for Telling
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