plural noun
Cy·​ca·​da·​ce·​ae | \ ˌsīkəˈdāsēˌē, ˌsik- \

Definition of Cycadaceae

: a family of very ancient tropical gymnospermous plants (order Cycadales) resembling palms but showing a close relationship to ferns and lower groups in that fertilization takes place by means of spermatozoids

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Other Words from Cycadaceae

cycadaceous \ ¦⸗⸗¦dāshəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Cycadaceae

New Latin, from Cycad-, Cycas, type genus + -aceae

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“Cycadaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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