1. [ noun ] (botany) any of several Australian evergreen perennials having short thick woody stems crowned by a tuft of grasslike foliage and yielding acaroid resins
Synonyms: Australian_grass_tree
Related terms: arborescent_plant Xanthorroea
2. [ noun ] (botany) 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
Synonyms: Cordyline_australis cabbage_tree
Related terms: tree Cordyline
3. [ noun ] (botany) gaunt Tasmanian evergreen shrubby tree with slender tapering leaves 3 to 5 feet long
Synonyms: Richea_pandanifolia tree_heath
Related terms: Australian_heath Richea
Similar spelling:   gross_ton