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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several tropical plants of the genera Dracaena and Cordyline, some species of which are cultivated as house plants for their decorative foliage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of the genus Dracaena of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of liliaceous trees, natives of the tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Polynesia, including about 35 species.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage

Etymologies

Late Latin, female dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn, serpent; see dragon.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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