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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 and Etymology 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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CYCAD Defined for Kids

cycad

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noun cy·cad \ˈsī-kəd\

Definition of cycad for Students

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




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