Cycas

noun Cy·cas \ˈsīˌkas, -kəs\

Definition of Cycas

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Cycadaceae) of widely distributed tropical trees having pinnate leaves and columnar stems covered with the persisting bases of the old leaves — see sago palm

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Origin and Etymology of cycas

New Latin, perhaps from Greek kykas, manuscript variant of koïkas, accusative plural of koïx doom palm (Hyphaene thebaica)


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