Definition of Cordyline australis
1. Noun. 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.
Group relationships: Cordyline, Genus Cordyline
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cordyline Australis
Literary usage of Cordyline australis
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1. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"R. Taylor,' Te Ika a Maui,' P. 435 = "The ti (cordyline australis or Dracaena australis) is found in great abundance. Though so common, it has a very ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"cordyline australis and its allied forms are easily raised from seed, ... cordyline australis-C. Indivisa of the trade. late ; segments equal, ..."
3. Travels in New Zealand: With Contributions to the Geography, Geology, Botany by Ernst Dieffenbach (1843)
"The cordyline australis, or Dracaena australis, forms jungle on the alluvial banks of the rivers. The flax grows everywhere : a variety with yellow-striped ..."
4. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign (1868)
"... and cordyline australis ; a few have poisonous properties, eg Tutu ;* while others yield articles of food, or beverages, useful to man in his savage or ..."