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Definition of "yucca" []

  • Any of various evergreen plants of the genus Yucca, native to the warmer regions of North America, having often tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers. (noun)
  • Any of several plants of the genus Yucca, of tropical and subtropical America, having stiff lancelike leaves and spikes of white flowers: family Agaraceae (noun)

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Use "yucca" in a sentence
  • "There are two kinds of the yucca or manioc-root, -- the _yucca dulce_, and"
  • "Use: The yucca is an adaptable desert-dweller that makes an attractive feature plant in many types of gardens."
  • "He made them out of the stems of a plant called yucca; but he had to go a long way to get these plants."