- 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
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Examples from the Web for dragon tree
Dracænas, Dragon-tree, about twelve species of Asiatic plants, varied in character.The American Flower Garden Directory
Here grow brigalow and mulga, gaunt and weird as the dragon-tree of the Soudan.Australian Pictures
When dusk began to stir within the Dragon-tree, Mishcha awoke and came and looked at him.The Three Mulla-mulgars
Walter De La Mare
- 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