Meaning of zamia

za•mi•a

Pronunciation: (zā'mē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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