noun dra·cae·na \drə-ˈsē-nə\

Definition of DRACAENA

:  any of two genera (Dracaena and Cordyline) of chiefly Old World tropical shrubs or trees of the agave family that have naked branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves and include some used as houseplants

Origin of DRACAENA

New Latin, from Late Latin, she-serpent, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn serpent — more at dragon
First Known Use: circa 1823


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