Definition of Cibotium
: a genus of ornamental tree ferns (family Cyatheaceae) with coarse gracefully drooping fronds bluish green on the under side and with 2-valved indusia (as the Scythian lamb)
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Origin and Etymology of cibotium
New Latin, from Greek kibōtion, diminutive of kibōtos box, chest
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