Twisted beargrass in a forest.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- any of several plants (esp. genera Yucca and Nolina) of the agave family, with a thick tuft of swordlike leaves at the base of a flowering stalk
- a Western American plant (Xerophyllum tenax) of the lily family, with stiff, grasslike leaves and spikes of small, white flowers
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