Definition of Cycad family
1. Noun. Ancient palmlike plants closely related to ferns in that fertilization is by means of spermatozoids.
Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Family
Group relationships: Cycadales, Order Cycadales
Member holonyms: Cycas, Genus Cycas
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cycad Family
Literary usage of Cycad family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."