Definition of dracaena in English:

dracaena

noun

  • A tropical palm-like shrub or tree with ornamental foliage, popular as a greenhouse or indoor plant.

    • ‘Cut back dracaenas if you want a more bushy, multi-stemmed plant.’
    • ‘We also grow other dracaena varieties as potted, indoor plants.’
    • ‘The nursery is currently being used to produce ornamentals such as plumeria, monstera, and dracaena.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking, it's a cordyline, not a dracaena, but that's not important.’
    • ‘Roxanne has replaced some of the original plantings with palms, bamboo, dracaenas, and other large-scale tropicals that are thought of as houseplants in colder climates.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek drakaina, feminine of drakōn ‘serpent, dragon’ (the genus Dracaena includes Dracaena draco, the dragon tree).

Pronunciation

dracaena

/drəˈsiːnə/