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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zey-mee-uh]
    • /ˈzeɪ mi ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zey-mee-uh]
    • /ˈzeɪ mi ə/

Definitions of zamia word

  • noun zamia any of various plants of the genus Zamia, chiefly of tropical and subtropical America, having a short, tuberous stem and a crown of palmlike pinnate leaves. 1
  • noun zamia An American or Australian cycad, some kinds of which produce roots or seeds that are edible after careful preparation. 1
  • noun zamia any cycadaceous plant of the genus Zamia, of tropical and subtropical America, having a short thick trunk, palmlike leaves, and short stout cones 0
  • noun zamia any of a genus (Zamia) of cycads growing in Florida and tropical regions, having a short, thick trunk, pinnately compound, palmlike leaves, and short, thick cones 0
  • noun zamia Any of various cycads of the genus Zamia. 0

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Origin of zamia

First appearance:

before 1810
One of the 40% newest English words
1810-20; < New Latin, misreading of Latin (Pliny) (nucēs) azāniae (plural) pine cone (nuts)

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zamia popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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