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dragon tree

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noun

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.

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Nearby words

dragon beam, dragon fruit, dragon lady, dragon lizard, dragon market, dragon tree, dragon's blood, dragon's head, dragon's mouth, dragon's tail, dragon's teeth

Origin of dragon tree

First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for dragon tree

  • 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
  • Dracænas, Dragon-tree, about twelve species of Asiatic plants, varied in character.

  • Here grow brigalow and mulga, gaunt and weird as the dragon-tree of the Soudan.

    Australian Pictures|Howard Willoughby

British Dictionary definitions for dragon tree

dragon tree


noun

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
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