Cordaites


Cordaites
noun
tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers
Syn: ↑genus Cordaites
Hypernyms: ↑gymnosperm genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Cordaitaceae, ↑family Cordaitaceae

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\\ˌkȯ(r)dāˈīd.ˌēz, kȯ(r)ˈdīd.-\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from August K.J.Corda died 1849 Bohemian botanist + Latin -ites -ite
: the type genus of Cordaitaceae comprising tall Paleozoic forest trees that superficially resembled the modern screw pines but structurally were intermediate in some respects between the cycadophytes and the more advanced coniferophytes

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Cordaites /kör-dā-īˈtēz/
noun
A Palaeozoic genus of fossil plants of the family Cordaitāˈceae, gymnosperms nearer the conifers than the cycads
ORIGIN: AKJ Corda (1809–49), Bohemian botanist

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  • Cordaites — n. a genus of tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; they were structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers. Syn: genus {Cordaites}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cordaītes — (Petref.), Pflanzengattung der Farrenkräuter, zum Theil früher als Flabellaria beschrieben …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cordaites — s. Kordaitazeen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cordaites — Cordaitales Feuilles …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cordaites — The explosive is spelled Cordite. Cordaites Temporal range: Late Carboniferous …   Wikipedia

  • Cordaites — ▪ fossil plant genus       extinct genus of seed plants with leathery, strap shaped leaves (leaf) from the Pennsylvanian Subperiod (318 to 299 million years ago) and thought to be closely related to conifers (conifer). The genus was made up of… …   Universalium

  • cordaïtes — cor|da|ï|tes Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • cordaites — cor·dai·tes …   English syllables

  • Cordaitales ou cordaites — Cordaites Cordaitales …   Wikipédia en Français

  • genus Cordaites — noun tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers • Syn: ↑Cordaites • Hypernyms: ↑gymnosperm genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Cordaitaceae, ↑family Cordaitaceae …   Useful english dictionary


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