Definition of Cycad family

1. Noun. Ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids.

Exact synonyms: Cycadaceae, Family Cycadaceae
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Family
Group relationships: Cycadales, Order Cycadales
Member holonyms: Cycas, Genus Cycas



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cycad Family

cyberworlds
cyberzine
cyberzines
cyborg
cyborglike
cyborgs
cybotactic
cybrarian
cybrarians
cybraries
cybrary
cybrid
cybrids
cyc
cycad
cycad family (current term)
cycadaceous
cycadean
cycadeoid
cycadeoids
cycadlike
cycadophyte
cycadophytes
cycads
cycases
cycasin
cycasins
cycl-
cyclacillin
cyclamate

Literary usage of Cycad family

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1. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... cycad family. Trees or shrubs with palm-like trunks which increase by a terminal bud ; the leaves pinnate and coiled in the bud, like ferns. ..."

2. The Living Cycads by Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1919)
"For an introduction to the cycad family nothing would serve better than the Mexican Dioon edule (Fig. i). The short, stocky trunk, covered by an armor of ..."

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