Definition of yucca in English:

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yucca

Pronunciation: /ˈyəkə/

noun

A plant of the agave family with stiff swordlike leaves and spikes of white bell-shaped flowers that are dependent upon the yucca moth for fertilization, found especially in warm regions of North America and Mexico.
Example sentences
  • Blue rescue retains its color all winter, as do yuccas ' sword-like leaves.
  • Yucca's white bell-shape flowers last only briefly.
  • The often steep and rugged lower slopes of the mountains are dominated by cacti, agaves, yuccas, and thorn-bearing shrubs.

Origin

Mid 16th century (denoting cassava): from Carib.

Words that rhyme with yucca

chukka (US chukker), ducker, felucca, mucker, plucker, pucker, pukka, shucker, succour (US succor), sucker, trucker, tucker

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Syllabification: yuc·ca

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