noun no·li·na \nōˈlīnə\

Definition of nolina

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Nolina :  bear grass

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Origin and Etymology of nolina

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

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