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cycad

noun cy·cad \ˈsī-kəd\

Definition of CYCAD

:  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
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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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CYCADS Defined for Kids

cycad

noun cy·cad \ˈsī-kəd\

Definition of CYCAD for Kids

:  a tropical plant like a palm but related to the conifers

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