dasylirion

noun
das·​y·​lir·​i·​on | \ ˌdasəˈlirēən \

Definition of dasylirion

1 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
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Dasylirion

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History and Etymology for dasylirion

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 9 Jul. 2020.

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