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yucca

Syllabification: yuc·ca
Pronunciation: /ˈyəkə
 
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Definition of yucca in English:

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.

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