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yucca (ˈjʌkə Pronunciation for yucca

Definitions

noun

  1. any of several plants of the genus Yucca, of tropical and subtropical America, having stiff lancelike leaves and spikes of white flowers: family Agaraceae See also Adam's-needle, Spanish bayonet

Word Origin

C16: from American Spanish yuca, ultimately from an American Indian word

Example Sentences Including 'yucca'

AN ailing yucca plant shot up four inches after Emily Ramsay, 49, fed it flat champagne left over from New Year at New Ash Green, Kent.
Sun, News of the World (2002)
But Ray was yesterday celebrating his victory and nursing the yucca back to health.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
For some cases of rheumatism, devil's claw tablets, yucca , green lipped mussel, or aloe vera provide relief.
Martlew, Gillian & Silver, Shelley Stay Well This Winter
In his beige office, Toby Everton indicated a beige chair placed dead centre between two yucca plants.
Christina Jones TICKLED PINK (2002)
It features substantial use of succulents and drought-resistant plants, with yucca elephantipes being one.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
Nancy's group was intrigued by the beautiful, stately yucca plants with their clusters of white flowers.
Keene, Carolyn The Secret of the Forgotten City
Twisted olive trees marked out their boundaries; maize plants and yucca and low, broad coffee bushes filled the spaces in between.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes

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