dracena

dracaena

[druh-see-nuh]
noun
1.
any treelike tropical plant of the genus Dracaena, many species of which are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy leaves.
2.
any plant of the closely related genus Cordyline.
Also, dracena.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek drákaina, feminine of drákōn dragon

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dracaena (drəˈsiːnə)
 
n
1.  dragon's blood See also dragon tree any tropical plant of the genus Dracaena: some species are cultivated as house plants for their decorative foliage: family Agavaceae
2.  any of several similar plants of the related genus Cordyline
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: she-dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōndragon]

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