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
plural -es : any plant of the genus Encephalartos

Word History


New Latin, from Greek enkephalos heart of the date palm, brain + artos bread

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“Encephalartos.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encephalartos. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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