[ dahy-oh-on ]
/ ˈdaɪ oʊˌɒn /
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.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of dioon
< New Latin (1843) < Greek di- di-1 + ōión egg; so named because the seeds are borne in pairs
Words nearby dioon
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Example sentences from the Web for dioon
Dioon, a genus of Cycads, natives of Mexico, where meal is prepared from the starchy seeds.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various