capitalized : a genus of tropical Old World plants (family Liliaceae) having a creeping rhizome and often included in the genus Dracaena but distinguished by the single ovule in each cell of the ovary and by the solitary pedicles see ti compare dracaena
plural -s : any tree of the genus Cordyline

Word History


New Latin, irregular from Late Greek kordylē club, from Greek, bump, swelling; from the stout caudex

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“Cordyline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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