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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several tropical plants of the genera Dracaena and Cordyline cultivated as house plants for their sword-shaped sometimes variegated leaves.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers.

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

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

  • noun an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin, female dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn, serpent; see dragon.]

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