- any of a genus (Yucca) of plants of the agave family, having stiff, sword-shaped leaves and white flowers in an erect raceme, found in the U.S. and Latin America
- the flower of any of these plants
Origin of yuccaModern Latin from American Spanish yuca from Taino
Any of various evergreen plants of the genera Yucca and Hesperoyucca of the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America, having stiff sword-shaped leaves, clusters of white flowers, and sometimes a thick treelike stem.
Origin of yuccaFrom New Latin Yucca genus name from Spanish yuca cassava from Taíno
Do not confuse this plant with yuca.
- The Yucca mountain.