noun en·ceph·a·lar·tos \ə̇nˌsefəˈlärtəs\

Definition of encephalartos

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of arborescent African cycads (family Cycadaceae) having stout cylindrical trunks and a terminal crown of mostly long spiny pinnate leaves — see kaffir bread

  2. 2 plural -es :  any plant of the genus Encephalartos

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Origin and Etymology of encephalartos

New Latin, from Greek enkephalos heart of the date palm, brain + artos bread — more at arto-

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