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zamia

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noun za·mia \ˈzā-mē-ə\

Definition of zamia

  1. :  any of a genus (Zamia of the family Zamiaceae) of American cycads with a short thick woody base, a crown of palmlike leaves, and oblong cones



Origin of zamia

New Latin, from Latin zamiae nuces, false manuscript reading for azaniae nuces pine nuts


First Known Use: 1819

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