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Definition of 'grass 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
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: Australian grass tree
  3. gaunt Tasmanian evergreen shrubby tree with slender tapering leaves 3 to 5 feet long
       Synonyms: tree heath Richea pandanifolia

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