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cycas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cycas  \Cy"cas\  (s?"k?s),  n.  [Of  uncertain  origin.  Linn[ae]us 
  derives  it  from  one  of  the  ``obscure  Greek  words.'']  (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  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Cycas 
  n  :  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  [syn:  {Cycas},  {genus  Cycas}] 




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