noun. a monocotyledonous flowering plant; the stem grows by deposits on its inside.
- class Liliopsida
- class Monocotyledonae
- flowering plant
Sentences with monocot
1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Due to differences in the way these seeds germinate, monocot corn seeds and dicot bean seeds are often studied and compared in plant biology classes.
2. Noun, singular or mass
This second characteristic is not always a reliable way to tell whether a flower is a monocot.
A general rule to determine whether a plant or flower is monocot or dicot is to count the flower petals, stamens or other flower parts.