Zamia Definition

zāmē-ə
noun
Any of a genus (Zamia) of cycads growing in Florida and tropical regions, having a short, thick trunk, pinnately compound, palmlike leaves, and short, thick cones.
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Coontie, sago zamia, Jamaica sago tree, Zamia pumila - type species.

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pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Zamiaceae "” deciduous palm-like cycads.

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Other Word Forms of Zamia

Noun

Singular:
zamia
Plural:
zamias

Origin of Zamia

  • New Latin Zamia genus name from misreading of (nūcēs) azāniae pine cone (nuts) probably from Greek azainein to dry up from azein to dry as- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the genus name Zamia.

    From Wiktionary

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