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ˈzeɪ mi əza·mi·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zamianoun

    any of various cycads of the genus Zamia; among the smallest and most verdant cycads


  1. zamianoun

    Any of various cycads of the genus Zamia

Webster Dictionary

  1. Zamianoun

    a genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See Coontie, and Illust. of Strobile

    Etymology: [L. zamia a kind of fir cone, from Gr. , , hurt, damage. See Plin. xvi. 44.]


  1. Zamia

    Zamia is a genus of cycad of the family Zamiaceae, containing around 50 species, native to North, Central and South America. Species occur as far north as Georgia in the United States to as far south as Bolivia. The genus comprises deciduous shrubs with aerial or subterranean circular stems, often superficially resembling palms. They produce spirally arranged, pinnate leaves which are pubescent, at least when young, having branched and simple, transparent and coloured hairs. The articulated leaflets lack a midrib, and are broad with subparallel dichotomous venation. Lower leaflets are not reduced to spines, though the petioles often have prickles. The emerging leaves of many Zamia species are striking, some emerging with a reddish or bronze cast. Zamia picta is even more distinctive, being the only truly variegated cycad. Zamia sporophylls are born in vertical rows in cones, and the megasporophyll apices are faceted or flattened, not spinose. The fleshy seeds are subglobular to oblong or ellipsoidal, and are red, orange, yellow or rarely white. The endosperm is haploid, derived from the female gametophyte. The embryo is straight, with two cotyledons that are usually united at the tips and a very long, spirally twisted suspensor.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Zamia

    zā′mi-a, n. a genus of palm-like trees or low shrubs of the order Cycadaceæ—some species yield an edible starchy pith. [L. zamia, a dead fir-cone—Gr. zēmia, damage.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of zamia in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of zamia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. deterioration
    • B. relocation
    • C. tranquillity
    • D. purse

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