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yucca (ˈjʌkə



  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'

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
In his beige office, Toby Everton indicated a beige chair placed dead centre between two yucca plants.
Christina Jones TICKLED PINK (2002)
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


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