Grass-tree

grass tree

noun
any Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, of the lily family, having a stout, woody stem bearing a tuft of long grasslike leaves and a dense flower spike.

Origin:
1795–1805

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grass tree
 
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1.  See also acaroid gum black boy, yacca, Also called: yacka any plant of the Australian genus Xanthorrhoea, having a woody stem, stiff grasslike leaves, and a spike of small white flowers: family Xanthorrhoeaceae. Some species produce fragrant resins
2.  any of several similar Australasian plants

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