A dicot leaf is a leaf with two seed leaves or cotyledons. The term “dicot” comes from the Greek word for “two seeds”. The cotyledons are usually unequal in size and shape, and the first leaves to appear from a germinating seed are typically dicots. The leaf veins of a dicot typically branch more frequently than those of a monocot, and the leaf typically has a more complex shape. Dicot leaves are found on most flowering plants, including many trees and shrubs.