- 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.