cycadophyte

noun

cy·​cad·​o·​phyte sī-ˈka-də-ˌfīt How to pronounce cycadophyte (audio)
: any of a division (Cycadophyta) of usually unbranched mostly extinct gymnosperms with pinnate leaves, large pith, little xylem, and a thick cortex that includes the cycads, seed ferns, and in some classifications the cycadeoids

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Word History

Etymology

ultimately from New Latin Cycad-, Cycas + Greek phyton plant — more at -phyte

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cycadophyte was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Cycadophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cycadophyte. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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