Adam's Needle Definition

Any of several closely related stemless or nearly stemless plants of the genus Yucca, especially Y. filamentosa and Y. flaccida of the southeast United States, having long thin leaves and clusters of fragrant white or off-white flowers.
American Heritage
Any of several species (esp. Yucca filamentosa) of the yucca plant.
Webster's New World

Origin of Adam's Needle

  • From the spines on its leaves

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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