grass tree(redirected from Xanthorrhoea)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Any of several woody-stemmed Australian plants of the genus Xanthorrhoea, having stiff grasslike leaves and a spike of small white flowers that emerge after fire.
1. (Plants) Also called: black boy, yacca or 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 resins. See also acaroid gum
2. (Plants) any of several similar Australasian plants
any Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, lily family, having a stout woody stem bearing a tuft of grasslike leaves.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||grass tree - elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand|
Cordyline, genus Cordyline - Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
|2.||grass tree - any of several Australian evergreen perennials having short thick woody stems crowned by a tuft of grasslike foliage and yielding acaroid resins|
arborescent plant - having the shape or characteristics of a tree
|3.||grass tree - gaunt Tasmanian evergreen shrubby tree with slender tapering leaves 3 to 5 feet long|
Australian heath - any heathlike plant of the family Epacridaceae; most are of the Australian region