Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, belonging to or resembling the natural order Cycadaceœ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Bot.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an order of plants like the palms, but having exogenous wood. The sago palm is an example.

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  • adjective botany Relating to, or resembling, the Cycadaceae, a family of plants like the palms but with exogenous wood.

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Examples

  • After a few hundred yards of thick forest, containing many trees which were quite unknown to me, but which Summerlee, who was the botanist of the party, recognized as forms of conifera and of cycadaceous plants which have long passed away in the world below, we entered a region where the stream widened out and formed a considerable bog.

    The Lost World

  • On the low intervening ridges a coniferous and cycadaceous vegetation grew, sometimes in quantity sufficient to supply materials for the formation of coal seams.

    Geographical Evolution

  • Summerlee, who was the botanist of the party, recognized as forms of conifera and of cycadaceous plants which have long passed away in the world below, we entered a region where the stream widened out and formed a considerable bog.

    The Lost World

  • Scotland, should be represented by but a few coniferous fossils, a few cycadaceous fronds, a few ferns and club mosses, must serve to show what mere fragments of the past history of our country we have yet been able to recover from the rocks, and how very much in the work of exploration and discovery still remains for us to do.

    The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

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