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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.]
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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]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||dracaena - 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
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