grass tree


noun

any Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, of the lily family, having a stout, woody stem bearing a tuft of long grasslike leaves and a dense flower spike.

Origin of grass tree

First recorded in 1795–1805
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grass tree


noun

Also called: black boy, yacca, yacka any plant of the Australian genus Xanthorrhoea, having a woody stem, stiff grasslike leaves, and a spike of small white flowers: family Xanthorrhoeaceae . Some species produce fragrant resinsSee also acaroid gum
any of several similar Australasian plants
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