Grass-tree meaning

Any of several woody-stemmed Australian plants of the genus Xanthorrhoea, having stiff grasslike leaves and a spike of small white flowers that emerge after fire.
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Any of a genus (Xanthorrhoea) of plants of the grass-tree family, native to Australia, with short, thick, woody trunks and grasslike leaves: some produce fragrant resins.
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Designating a family (Xanthorrhoeaceae, order Liliales) of monocotyledonous plants.
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An Australian plant of the genus Xanthorrhoea, having a thick trunk crowned with a dense tuft of pendulous, grass-like leaves, from whose centre arises a long stem, bearing at its summit a dense flower spike looking somewhat like a large cat-tail.
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A similar Australian plant (Kingia australis).
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