- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
DRAGONS, noun A genus of plants, the Dracontium, of several species, natives of the Indies.
DRAGONS-BLOOD, noun A resinous substance, or red juice, extracted from the Dracaena draco, and other trees of a similar nature. It comes from the East Indies, in small flat cakes or round balls, or in oval drops, wrapped in leaves, and knotted like a chaplet. It has no sensible smell or taste. It has been considered as an astringent medicine, but is now little used for medicinal purposes. A solution of it in spirit of wine is used for staining marble, to which it gives a red tinge.
DRAGONS-HEAD, noun A genus of plants, the Dracocephalum, of many species, most of them herbaceous, annual or perennial plants.
Dragons Head and Tail, in astronomy, are the nodes of the planets, or the two points in which the orbits of the planets intersect the ecliptic.
DRAGONS-WATER, noun A plant , the Calla or African Arum.
DRAGONS-WORT, noun A plant, a species of Artemisia.