Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of plants, natural order Cycadaceœ, natives of Asia, Polynesia, and Australia.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of the genus Cycas.

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

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of trees, intermediate in character between the palms and the pines. The pith of the trunk of some species furnishes a valuable kind of sago.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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Examples

  • “It is a ‘cycas revoluta,’ of which I have a picture in our dictionary of Natural History!” said

    The Mysterious Island

  • Cyrus Harding and Herbert, after having examined that part of the Far West where the cycas grew, took their bearings, and returned to Granite House, where they made known their discovery.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Granite House with an ample supply of cycas stems.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Granite House with an ample supply of cycas stems.

    The Mysterious Island

  • “It is a ‘cycas revoluta,’ of which I have a picture in our dictionary of Natural History!” said

    The Mysterious Island

  • Herbert was not mistaken: he broke the stem of a cycas, which was composed of a glandulous tissue, containing a quantity of floury pith, traversed with woody fiber, separated by rings of the same substance, arranged concentrically.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Cyrus Harding and Herbert, after having examined that part of the Far West where the cycas grew, took their bearings, and returned to Granite House, where they made known their discovery.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Herbert was not mistaken: he broke the stem of a cycas, which was composed of a glandulous tissue, containing a quantity of floury pith, traversed with woody fiber, separated by rings of the same substance, arranged concentrically.

    The Mysterious Island

  • A conservatory built in the center of the building on the south side contained a very interesting collection of orchids, cycas, and some tree ferns from the Philippines.

    Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

  • We directed our steps to that part of the town where the better class seemed to reside, in cool, shady lanes, the houses embowered in large-leaved tropical trees, cocoa-nut, banana, bread-fruit, calabash, and other palms, with cycas and tree-ferns with stems some fifteen feet high.

    A Boy's Voyage Round the World

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