Definition of Adam's needle in English:

Adam's needle

Syllabification: Ad·am's nee·dle
(also Adam's needle-and-thread)


  • A frost-hardy yucca native to the eastern US, with long leaves that are edged with white threads.
    • Yucca filamentosa, family Agavaceae
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    • For landlubbers, a hiking trail winds through oak and mesquite forest, punctuated by the occasional Adam's needle cacti.
    • The common yucca, Y. filamentosa, is also known as Eve's thread or Adam's needle, since both threads and needles can be made from the leaves.
    • There is much confusion regarding how many species of Adam's needle there are.

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