: a genus of fossil gymnospermous plants (family Bennettitaceae) known only from seeds and parts of the fruits and often considered not demonstrably distinct from Cycadeoidea

Word History


New Latin, from John Joseph Bennett †1876 English botanist + Latin -ites -ite

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“Bennettites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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