from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of gymnosperms belonging to the natural order Cycadaceæ, the tribe Encephalarteæ, and the sub-tribe Euencephalarteæ, characterized by the female cones having hard peltate scales, usually produced into an erect acuminate blade.

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  • n. any treelike cycad of the genus Macrozamia having erect trunks and pinnate leaves and large cones with sometimes edible nuts; Australia


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