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Any of several tropical plants of the genera Dracaena and Cordyline cultivated as house plants for their sword-shaped sometimes variegated leaves.

[Late Latin, female dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn, serpent; see dragon.]


1. (Plants) any tropical plant of the genus Dracaena: some species are cultivated as house plants for their decorative foliage: family Agavaceae. See also dragon's blood, dragon tree
2. (Plants) any of several similar plants of the related genus Cordyline
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: she-dragon, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn dragon]


or dra•ce•na

(drəˈsi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
any of various plants of the genera Cordyline and Dracaena, of the agave family, cultivated for their decorative foliage.
[< New Latin (Linnaeus) < Greek drákaina, feminine of drákōn dragon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dracaena - an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliagedracaena - an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Dracaena - Old World tropical plants with branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
Dracaena draco, dragon tree - tall tree of the Canary Islands; source of dragon's blood
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The dragon tree - Dracaena draco - with its flower spike at the National Botanic Garden of Wales PICTURE: James Davies
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The dragon tree - Dracaena draco - has produced its flower spike at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire.
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