Cordaitales

plural noun

Cor·​dai·​ta·​les
ˌkȯ(r)dāˌīˈtāˌlēz,
-ˌdīˈt-
: an order of extinct gymnospermous plants first known from the Pennsylvanian and probably extinct since the Mesozoic that had tall arborescent trunks structurally comparable to or more advanced than those of cycads and branched in the upper part, long simple parallel-veined leaves spirally arranged, and separate male and female strobili see cordaitaceae
cordaitalean
¦⸗(⸗)ˌ⸗¦tālēən
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cordaites + -ales

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“Cordaitales.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cordaitales. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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