noun yuc·ca \ˈyə-kə\

: a type of plant that grows in dry regions and has hard pointed leaves at the base and a long stem with white flowers

Full Definition of YUCCA

:  any of a genus (Yucca) of sometimes arborescent plants of the agave family that occur in warm regions chiefly of western North America and have long sword-shaped often stiff fibrous-margined leaves on a usually woody base and bear a large panicle of white blossoms
:  cassava

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Origin of YUCCA

New Latin, from Spanish yuca, of unknown origin
First Known Use: 1664

Rhymes with YUCCA


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