capitalized : a genus of perennial plants (family Liliaceae) of the southern U.S. and Mexico that resemble yuccas and have a thick woody trunk often much dilated at its base and narrow rigid finely serrate leaves which have been used as a source of a hard cordage fiber
plural -s : any plant of the genus Nolina : bear grass

Word History


New Latin, after P. C. Nolin 18th century French botanist and cleric

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“Nolina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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