drag·​on·​head ˈdra-gən-ˌhed How to pronounce dragonhead (audio)
: any of several mints (genus Dracocephalum) often grown for their showy flower heads
especially : a North American plant (D. parviflorum) with dense spikes of blue or violet flowers

Examples of dragonhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some examples of native plants that will attract hummingbirds include red yucca, Turk’s cap and obedient plants, also known as false dragonhead. Noor Adatia, Dallas News, 23 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dragonhead was in 1753

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“Dragonhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragonhead. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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