cycad : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  any tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves

  • In 1905 a visitor found a large cycad (palmlike tree).
  • An extinct fossil plant perhaps a hundred million years oldthe cycad, similar to the non-flowering sage palms in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
  • Very little had been accomplished when the cycad-lovers arrived, trailed by the President of the university and his fuming committee.
News & Articles

  • Fire crews work on roof after lightning strike in York
    YORK, Maine — Firefighters responded to a home on Cycad Avenue shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, when lightning struck the house or a tree next to the house and started a small fire on the roof, according to York Beach Fire Capt. Ferris Boardman.
    July 8, 2013 - Portsmouth Herald
  • Lighting strike sparks house fire in York
    A lightning bolt damaged four homes Sunday night, according to officials. One of those homes’ roof was burned by the lightning strike, officials said, at 50 Cycad Ave. Officials estimated the house suffered about $10,000 worth of damages.
    July 8, 2013 - WMTW Portland

  • Jamie Durie in
    Durie responded: "Actually it's not a tree fern. It's a member of the Cycad family. It's a Macrozamia moorei:" The Duke walked off as Durie continued, and, so I am told by Adam Savage, a colleague on the gold-medal-winning Fleming's and...

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