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 koïkas accusative pl. of koïx 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”)