Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang

dragon tree

a tall, treelike plant, Dracaena draco, of the Canary Islands, scarce in the wild but common in cultivation, yielding a variety of dragon's blood.
any of several other plants of the genus Dracaena, as D. marginata, having long, sword-shaped, variously colored leaves, cultivated as ornamentals.
Origin of dragon tree
First recorded in 1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for dragon tree
Historical Examples
  • It includes the dragon tree of Teneriffe (D. Draco), celebrated for producing the resin called dragon's blood.

  • The dragon tree is the slowest of growth among vegetables; it seems also to be slowest in decay.

  • It is crowned, however, with a leaf like that of the palmetto; but the tufts of the dragon tree resemble the yucca in growth.

British Dictionary definitions for dragon tree

dragon tree

a tree, Dracaena draco, of the Canary Islands, having clusters of sword-shaped leaves at the tips of its branches: family Agavaceae. It is a source of dragon's blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dragon tree

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dragon

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dragon tree