dasylirion

noun das·y·lir·i·on \ˌdasəˈlirēən\

Definition of dasylirion

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

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Origin and Etymology of dasylirion

New Latin, from dasy- + Greek leirion lily


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