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Spanish bayonet

Syllabification: Span·ish bay·o·net
(also Spanish dagger)

Definition of Spanish bayonet in English:

noun

A yucca native to the southern US and the American tropics.
  • Genus Yucca, family Agavaceae: several species, in particular Y. aloifolia
Example sentences
  • The Spanish bayonet tends to topple over and re-root itself, where the Spanish Dagger is stationary.
  • Do not plant Spanish bayonet near walkways, patios or in areas frequented by children and pets.
  • My picture of the Spanish bayonet flower, with its embedded yucca moths, was unsatisfactory.

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