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Noun: grass tree  grãs tree
  1. Elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand
    - cabbage tree, Cordyline australis
  2. Any of several Australian evergreen perennials having short thick woody stems crowned by a tuft of grasslike foliage and yielding acaroid resins
    - Australian grass tree
  3. Gaunt Tasmanian evergreen shrubby tree with slender tapering leaves 3 to 5 feet long
    - tree heath, Richea pandanifolia

Derived forms: grass trees

Type of: arborescent plant, Australian heath, tree

Part of: Cordyline, genus Cordyline, genus Richea, genus Xanthorroea, Richea, Xanthorroea

Encyclopedia: Grass tree