Origin of cycadModern Latin Cycas (gen. Cycadis) from Classical Greek kykas, erroneous spelling, spelled for koïkas, accusative plural of koïx, doum palm
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”)