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Yucca  n.  (Bot.) A genus of American liliaceous, sometimes arborescent, plants having long, pointed, and often rigid, leaves at the top of a more or less woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms. Note: The species with more rigid leaves (as Yucca aloifolia, Yucca Treculiana, and Yucca baccata) are called Spanish bayonet, and one with softer leaves (Yucca filamentosa) is called bear grass, and Adam's needle.
Yucca moth (Zool.), a small silvery moth (Pronuba yuccasella) whose larvae feed on plants of the genus Yucca.

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"Yucca" Quotes from Famous Books

... the aborigines, driven back by the whites, exist in the remoter districts. They are generally of a dark copper colour, while some are of a lighter hue; and though building huts, most of them go almost naked. They exist on plantains, yucca, batatas, and the sugar-cane—which they rudely cultivate; and the fish, as well as the manatees and alligators, which ...
— The Western World - Picturesque Sketches of Nature and Natural History in North - and South America • W.H.G. Kingston

... grocers' wagons and coal is seen in the rear, ninety feet from the house. From I to J is the weedland, separating the area from the neighbor's premises. Near I is a clump of roses. At K is a large bunch of golden-rods. H marks a clump of yucca. G is a cabin, covered with vines on the front. From G to F is an irregular border, about six feet wide, containing barberries, forsythias, wild elder, and other bushes. D E is a screen of Russian mulberry, setting off the clothes ...
— Manual of Gardening (Second Edition) • L. H. Bailey

Words linked to "Yucca" :   soap-weed, genus Yucca, soapweed, needle palm, Yucca filamentosa, Yucca gloriosa, Adam's needle, Our Lord's candle, bush, Yucca smalliana, Yucca brevifolia, Adam's needle-and-thread, Yucca aloifolia, bear grass, Yucca elata, soap tree, spoonleaf yucca, Spanish dagger

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