dracaena

or dra·ce·na

[ druh-see-nuh ]
/ drəˈsi nə /

noun

any treelike tropical plant of the genus Dracaena, many species of which are cultivated as ornamentals for their showy leaves.
any plant of the closely related genus Cordyline.

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Origin of dracaena

<New Latin (Linnaeus) <Greek drákaina, feminine of drákōndragon

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British Dictionary definitions for dracaena

dracaena
/ (drəˈsiːnə) /

noun

any tropical plant of the genus Dracaena : some species are cultivated as house plants for their decorative foliage: family AgavaceaeSee also dragon's blood, dragon tree
any of several similar plants of the related genus Cordyline

Word Origin for dracaena

C19: from New Latin, from Latin: she-dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn dragon
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