Yucca meaning

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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.
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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.
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The flower of any of these plants.
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Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus Yucca, having long, pointed, and rigid leaves at the top of a woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms.
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The Yucca mountain.
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Origin of yucca

  • From New Latin Yucca genus name from Spanish yuca cassava from Taíno

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

  • Variant of yuca, from Galibi Carib yuca (“cassava"), because Linnaeus and others confused it with that plant.

    From Wiktionary