Cycadeoidea

noun
Cy·cad·e·oi·dea

Definition of Cycadeoidea 

: a genus of extinct gymnospermous plants of the Mesozoic era (family Cycadeoidaceae) having short stout trunks embedded with reproductive cones and covered in spirally arranged leaf bases and topped by a crown of large leaves with many divisions

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History and Etymology for Cycadeoidea

New Latin, from Cycadeae (subfamily of Cycadaceae) (formerly used as synonym of Cycadaceae) (from Cycad-, Cycas, type genus + -eae) + -oidea

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