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Zamia


Za′mi-a

,
Noun.
[L.
zamia
a kind of fir cone, from Gr. [GREEK], [GREEK], hurt, damage. See Plin. xvi. 44.]
(Bot.)
A genus of cycadaceous plants, having the appearance of low palms, but with exogenous wood. See
Coontie
, and Illust. of
Strobile
.

Definition 2021


Zamia

Zamia

See also: zamia

Translingual

Proper noun

Zamia f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Zamiaceae deciduous palm-like cycads.

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zamia

zamia

See also: Zamia

English

A zamia

Noun

zamia (plural zamias)

  1. Any of various cycads of the genus Zamia
    • 1997, Knut Norstog & Trevor J. Nicholls, The Biology of the Cycads, page 19:
      It was, in fact, the starchy stems that in some cases led to depletion of wild zamias in some regions of Florida.

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French

Noun

zamia m (plural zamias)

  1. zamia (cycad)

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ζημία (zēmía, loss, damage).

Pronunciation

Noun

zāmia f (genitive zāmiae); first declension

  1. hurt, injury, damage, loss

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative zāmia zāmiae
genitive zāmiae zāmiārum
dative zāmiae zāmiīs
accusative zāmiam zāmiās
ablative zāmiā zāmiīs
vocative zāmia zāmiae

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