Definition of cordyline
1 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
2 plural -s : any tree of the genus Cordyline
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Origin and Etymology of cordyline
New Latin, irregular from Late Greek kordylē club, from Greek, bump, swelling; from the stout caudex
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