[n] a monocotyledonous flowering plant
\Mon`o*cot`y*le"don\, n. [Mono- + cotyledon: cf. F. monocotyl['e]done.] (Bot.) A plant with only one cotyledon, or seed lobe. Note: The plural, monocotyledons, is used as the name of a large class of plants, and is generally understood to be equivalent to the term endogens.