any of a class (Cycadatae) of gymnospermous tropical shrubs and trees resembling thick-stemmed palms, with crowns of leathery, fernlike leaves and large cones containing fleshy seeds
Origin of cycadModern Latin Cycas (gen. Cycadis) ; from Classical Greek kykas, erroneous spelling, spelled for koïkas, accusative plural of koïx, doum palm
Any of various gymnospermous cone-bearing evergreen plants of the division Cycadophyta, native to warm regions and having large pinnately compound leaves.
Origin of cycadNew Latin Cycas, Cycad-, genus name, from Greek kukas, erroneous reading of ko&idie;kas, accusative pl. of ko&idie;x, doum palm, from Egyptian &klowdot;w&klowdot;w, fruit of the doum palm.
- (botany) Any plant of the division Cycadophyta, as the sago palm, etc.
From New Latin Cycas (“genus of tropical trees”)