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dragon tree

  

      n   a liliaceous tree, Dracaena draco, of the Canary Islands, having clusters of sword-shaped leaves at the tips of its branches: a source of dragon's blood  
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dragon  
      n  
1    a mythical monster usually represented as breathing fire and having a scaly reptilian body, wings, claws, and a long tail  
2    Informal   a fierce or intractable person, esp. a woman  
3    any of various very large lizards, esp. the Komodo dragon  
4    any of various North American aroid plants, esp. the green dragon  
5      (Christianity)   a manifestation of Satan or an attendant devil  
6    a yacht of the International Dragon Class, 8.88m long (29.2 feet), used in racing  
7    chase the dragon  
Slang   to smoke opium or heroin  
     (C13: from Old French, from Latin draco, from Greek drakon; related to drakos eye)  
  dragoness      fem n  
  dragonish      adj  


dragon market  
      n  
Informal   any of the emerging markets of the Pacific rim, esp. Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines  
   Compare       tiger market  
dragon's blood  
      n  
1    a red resinous substance obtained from the fruit of a Malaysian palm, Daemonorops (or Calamus) draco: formerly used medicinally and now used in varnishes and lacquers  
2    any of several similar resins obtained from other trees, esp. from the dragon tree  
dragon's teeth  
      pl n  
1    Informal   concrete antitank obstacles protruding from the ground in rows: used in World War II  
2    sow dragon's teeth   to take some action that is intended to prevent strife or trouble but that actually brings it about  
     (sense 2 from the story of Cadmus)  
dragon tree  
      n   a liliaceous tree, Dracaena draco, of the Canary Islands, having clusters of sword-shaped leaves at the tips of its branches: a source of dragon's blood  
green dragon  
      n   a North American aroid plant, Arisaema dracontium, with a long slender spadix projecting from a green or white long narrow spathe,   (Also called)    dragonroot  
Komodo dragon   , lizard  
      n   the largest monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of Komodo and other East Indian islands: grows to a length of 3 m (about 10 ft.) and a weight of 135 kilograms (about 300 lbs.)  
Rouge Dragon  
      n   a pursuivant at the English college of arms  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
n.
act of covering an object, such as a tree, house, or another structure with toilet paper
Syn.: TP'ing
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