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dragon tree

Syllabification: drag·on tree

Definition of dragon tree in English:

noun

A slow-growing palmlike tree of the agave family, which is native to the Canary Islands and yields dragon’s blood.
  • Dracaena draco, family Agavaceae
Example sentences
  • Images such as the ‘dragon tree’, mist in the forest, and geomteric illusions,’ Akbar explains.
  • Besides, my sister is the only one among us that can receive the wood we need from the dragon tree!
  • While the luxuriant hamadryad (dragon tree) is fêted by all the villagers, each family also venerates a grove of its own trees.

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