capitalized : a genus of plants (family Liliaceae) related to Yucca and Dracaena that are native to Mexico and the southwestern U.S. and have a woody stem, stiff sword-shaped leaves, and small white flowers
plural -s : any plant of the genus Dasylirion

Word History


New Latin, from dasy- + Greek leirion lily

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“Dasylirion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dasylirion. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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