Cycad

Stangeriaceae stangeria family Cycads z are seed plants typically characterized by a stout and woody (ligneous) trunk with a crown of large, hard and stiff, evergreen leaves. They usually have pinnate leaves. The individual plants are either all male or all female (dioecious). Cycads vary in size from having trunks only a few centimeters to severa...
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cycad

[n] - any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales
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Cycad

• (n.) Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceae, as the sago palm, etc.
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cycad

noun any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves
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Cycad

Cy'cad (sī'kăd) noun (Botany) Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceæ , as the sago palm, etc.
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Cycad

a seed-bearing plant similar in appearance to modern palm trees. They first appeared in the Permian, and were common in the Mesozoic, but are rare today, having been displaced by flowering, fruit-bearing plants which appeared in the Cretaceous
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Cycad

An ancient group of plants that were very abundant in the 'age of dinosaurs' (the Jurasic and Cretaceous periods). There are less than 200 species that survive today and are growing in the warmer regions of the world. Often thought of as long-lived flowerless plants. Most are palm or fern-like.
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cycad

Any of a group of plants belonging to the gymnosperms, whose seeds develop in cones. Some are superficially similar to palms, others to ferns. Their large cones (up to 0.5 m/1.6 ft in length) contain fleshy seeds. There are ten genera and about 80–100 species, native to tropical and subtropi...
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Cycad

Any of an order of gymnosperms of the family cycadaceae. Cycads are tropical plants that resemble palms but reproduce by means of spermatozoids.
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cycad

any of the palmlike, woody plants that constitute the order Cycadales. The order consists of four families: Cycadaceae, Zamiaceae, Stangeriaceae, and ... [6 related articles]
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cycad

cycad (sī'kăd) , any plant of the order Cycadales, tropical and subtropical palmlike evergreens. The cycads, ginkgoes, and conifers comprise the three major orders of gymnosperms, or cone-bearing plants (see cone and plant). The cycads first appeared in the Permian period. They are t...
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Cycad

Cycads (Cycadophyta) are primitive seed plants that dominated the Jurassic period (cycads comprised 20% of the world flora). Cycads are palm-like trees that live in warm climates. Separate male and female plants exist (they are dioecious). These gymnosperms have long, divided leaves and produce large cones. Cycads evolved during the Pennsylvanian, ...
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Cycad

The Cycads are a family of tropical trees and shrubs with usually simple, sometimes dichotomous trunks marked with leaf scars, and resembling palms and tree ferns. The leaves are pinnate, and curled in the bud-like fan fronds. The flowers are always terminal, resembling cones.
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