from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various palmlike gymnospermous cone-bearing evergreen plants of the division Cycadophyta, native to warm regions and having large pinnately compound leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any plant of the division Cycadophyta, as the sago palm, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceæ, as the sago palm, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Cycadaceæ.
- n. A fossil cycadean trunk belonging to either of the genera Cycadeoidea or Bennettites.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves
New Latin Cycas, Cycad-, genus name, from Greek kukas, erroneous reading of koïkas, accusative pl. of koïx, a kind of palm tree, perhaps of Egyptian origin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin Cycas ("genus of tropical trees") (Wiktionary)