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cycad

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noun cy·cad \ˈsī-kəd\

Definition of cycad

  1. :  any of an order (Cycadales) of dioecious cycadophytes that flourished especially during the Jurassic and are represented by four surviving families of palmlike tropical plants



Origin of cycad

New Latin Cycad-, Cycas, genus name, from Greek kykas, manuscript variant of koïkas, accusative plural of koïx, a kind of palm


First Known Use: 1845

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