zamia

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noun za·mia \ ˈzā-mē-ə \

Definition of zamia

:any of a genus (Zamia of the family Zamiaceae) of American cycads with a short thick woody base, a crown of palmlike leaves, and oblong cones

Origin and Etymology of zamia

New Latin, from Latin zamiae nuces, false manuscript reading for azaniae nuces pine nuts


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