cycadaceous

cycadaceous

[sahy-kuh-dey-shuhs, sik-uh-]
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the order Cycadales.

Origin:
1830–40; < Neo-Latin Cycad- (see cycad) + -aceous

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cycad (ˈsaɪkæd)
 
n
See also sago palm any tropical or subtropical gymnosperm plant of the phylum Cycadophyta, having an unbranched stem with fernlike leaves crowded at the top
 
[C19: from New Latin Cycas name of genus, from Greek kukas, scribe's error for koïkas, from koïx a kind of palm, probably of Egyptian origin]
 
cyca'daceous
 
adj

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