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Monocotyledon: Monocotyledon embryos have one cotyledon that absorbs food. Monocots usually have narrow leaves with parallel veins, and flower parts in multiples of three. They are mostly herbaceous (non-woody) and include grasses, lilies, and orchids.
Root system: The part of a plant that is usually below ground, anchors the plant, and absorbs water and minerals.
Coleoptile: A sheath enclosing the actively growing part of a grass.