[AS.] The part from, which a new plant grows, consisting of one or more coats or skins and the kernel, which is made up of the embryo and albumen to feed the embryo. Some albumen often forms a part of the embryo. Embryos are divided into those with one cotyledon of seed-leaf, as grasses ; those with two cotyledons, as the bean ; and those with more than two, as pines.