plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Cycadaceae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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