grass tree

noun

Definition of grass tree

: any of a genus (Xanthorrhoea) of Australian plants of the lily family with a thick woody trunk bearing a cluster of stiff linear leaves and a terminal spike of small flowers

First Known Use of grass tree

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Grass tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grass%20tree. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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