Definition of Dracaena

1. Noun. An agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage.

Generic synonyms: Agave, American Aloe, Century Plant
Group relationships: Genus Dracaena
Specialized synonyms: Dracaena Draco, Dragon Tree



Definition of Dracaena

1. Noun. (botany) Any of the genus ''Dracaena'' of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dracaena

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dracaena

1. A genus of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers. Dracaena Draco, the source of the dragon's blood of the Canaries, forms a tree, sometimes of gigantic size. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. She-dragon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dracaena

drabbler
drabblers
drabbles
drabbling
drabby
drabcloth
drabette
drabettes
drabler
drablers
drably
drabness
drabnesses
drabs
drac
dracaena (current term)
dracaenas
dracena
dracenas
drachenfutter
drachm
drachma
drachmae
drachmai
drachmas
drachms
dracin
draco
dracology
dracone

Literary usage of Dracaena

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1864)
"That which will probably be the most useful to cultivators was the New Caledonian dracaena Cooperi, a recurved-leaved sort with the fine colors and markings ..."

2. Report on the Teneriffe Astronomical Experiment of 1856 by Charles Piazzi Smyth (1858)
"At 20 to 30 years of age, the continual lengthening of its stem makes a dracaena Draco somewhat resemble a sturdy young palm-tree—its crown of radiating, ..."

3. The Floral Magazine (1880)
"dracaena AURANTIACA. This is a very fine and effective variety of the narrow-leaved section, the habit of the plant being erect and slender; the leaves long ..."

4. The Indigenous Trees of the Hawaiian Islands by Joseph Francis Charles Rock (1913)
"The genus dracaena consists of about 50 species, distributed over the ... In fact, dracaena aurea is the only representative of this genus in Polynesia. ..."

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