Origin of cycad
Examples from the Web for cycad
The anatomy of the main stem is very suggestive of that of a Cycad.Ancient Plants|Marie C. Stopes
Bowenia, an Australian cycad, is peculiar in having bi-pinnate fronds (fig. 5).
Palms are so like cycads that we may regard them as the descendants of some cycad type.The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
As a consequence they have become so unlike that one kind of Cycad is never found in both hemispheres.
There has been found at Luccombe a very remarkable fruit of a kind of cycad.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight|J. Cecil Hughes
Word Origin for cycad
1845, Modern Latin, from Greek kykas, a word found in Theophrastus, but now thought to be a scribal error for koikas "palm trees," accusative plural of koix, a word from an unknown non-Greek language.