genus Dracaena


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Noun1.genus Dracaena - Old World tropical plants with branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Agavaceae, agave family, family Agavaceae, sisal family - chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae
dracaena - an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage
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This deep-red liquid oozes from the injured bark of the Socotra dragon tree, a member of the genus Dracaena, and was used as a pigment in paint, to stain the wood for Italian violins and even to fasten loose teeth.
japonicus have also been found in a variety of other materials: Lucky Bamboo (an ornamental lily in the genus Dracaena), imported machinery, and in airplanes (Linthicum et al.