Meaning of cycad

cy•cad

Pronunciation: (sī'kad), [key]
— n.
  1. any gymnospermous plant of the order Cycadales, intermediate in appearance between ferns and the palms, many species having a thick, unbranched, columnar trunk bearing a crown of large, leathery, pinnate leaves.
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