Definition of phoenicoid in US English:

phoenicoid

adjective

Botany
  • Belonging or relating to the subfamily Phoenicoideae of palms, comprising the genus Phoenix.

adjective

Mycology Ecology
  • Designating fungi that grow or produce fruiting bodies on substrates that have been subjected to fire or other source of extreme heat.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in American Journal of Botany. From classical Latin phoenīc-, phoenix date palm + -oid, after scientific Latin Phoenicoideae, subfamily name<br>1980s. From classical Latin phoenīc-, phoenīx phoenix + -oid.

Pronunciation

phoenicoid

/ˈfiːnɪkɔɪd/