What does cycad mean?

Definitions for cycadˈsaɪ kæd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cycad(noun)

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


  1. cycad(Noun)

    Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceae, as the sago palm, etc.

  2. Origin: From Cycas

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cycad(noun)

    any plant of the natural order Cycadaceae, as the sago palm, etc


  1. Cycad

    Cycads are seed plants typically characterized by a stout and woody 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. Cycads vary in size from having trunks from only a few centimeters to several meters tall. They typically grow very slowly and live very long, with some specimens known to be as much as 1,000 years old. Because of their superficial resemblance, they are sometimes confused with and mistaken for palms or ferns, but are only distantly related to either. Cycads are found across much of the subtropical and tropical parts of the world. They are found in South and Central America, Mexico, the Antilles, southeastern United States, Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Japan, China, Southeast Asia, India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and southern and tropical Africa, where at least 65 species occur. Some can survive in harsh semidesert climates, others in wet rain forest conditions, and some in both. Some can grow in sand or even on rock, some in oxygen-poor, swampy, bog-like soils rich in organic material, and some in both. Some are able to grow in full sun, some in full shade, and some in both. Some are salt tolerant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cycad

    sī′kad, n. an order allied to Coniferæ, but in appearance rather resembling ferns and palms.—adj. Cycadā′ceous. [Formed from Gr. kykas, an erroneous form of koikas, koiks, the doom-palm.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cycad in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cycad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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