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Meaning of YUCCA

Pronunciation:  'yuku

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca having usually tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers; warmer regions of North America

YUCCA is a 5 letter word that starts with Y.


 See Also: Adam's needle, Adam's needle-and-thread, bear grass, bush, genus Yucca, Joshua tree, needle palm, Our Lord's candle, shrub, soap tree, soapweed, Spanish bayonet, Spanish dagger, spoonleaf yucca, Yucca aloifolia, Yucca baccata, Yucca brevifolia, Yucca carnerosana, Yucca elata, Yucca filamentosa, Yucca glauca, Yucca gloriosa, Yucca smalliana, Yucca whipplei



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Yuc"ca\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    See {Flicker}, n., 2.
  2. \Yuc"ca\, n. [NL., from Yuca, its name in St. Domingo.]
    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}, {Y. Treculiana}, and {Y. baccata}) are
          called {Spanish bayonet}, and one with softer leaves
          ({Y. filamentosa}) is called {bear grass}, and {Adam's
    {Yucca moth} (Zo["o]l.), a small silvery moth ({Pronuba
       yuccasella}) whose larv[ae] feed on plants of the genus