cycas

cycas

[sahy-kas, -kuhs]
noun
any of several palmlike Old World tropical plants of the genus Cycas, some species of which are cultivated as ornamentals in warm climates.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see cycad

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cycas

noun
type genus of Cycadaceae: genus of widely distributed Old World evergreen tropical trees having pinnate leaves and columnar stems covered with persistent bases of old leaves 
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