Definitions for dracaenadrəˈsi nə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various plants of the genera Cordyline and Dracaena, of the agave family, cultivated for their decorative foliage.
Origin of dracaena:
< NL (Linnaeus) < Gk drákaina, fem. of drákōndragon
an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage
a genus of liliaceous plants with woody stems and funnel-shaped flowers
Dracaena, is a genus of about 40 species of trees and succulent shrubs. In the APG III classification system, it is placed in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Nolinoideae. It has also formerly been separated into the family Dracaenaceae or placed in the Agavaceae. The majority of the species are native to Africa, with a few in southern Asia and one in tropical Central America. The segregate genus Pleomele is now generally included in Dracaena. The genus Sanseviera is closely related, and has recently been synonymized under Dracaena in the Kubitzki system.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE. The common name of "dragon's blood" is also used for CROTON and Daemonorops (ARECACEAE).
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