dioon

[ dahy-oh-on ]
/ ˈdaɪ oʊˌɒn /

noun

any of several Mexican and Central American palmlike plants belonging to the genus Dioon, of the cycad family, having a crown of stiff, pinnate leaves.

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Origin of dioon

<New Latin (1843) <Greek di-di-1 + ōión egg; so named because the seeds are borne in pairs
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