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yucca

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

1
:  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
2
:  cassava
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Origin of YUCCA

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

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YUCCA Defined for Kids

yucca

noun yuc·ca \ˈyə-kə\

Definition of YUCCA for Kids

:  a plant that grows in warm dry regions and has stiff pointed leaves at the base and a tall stiff stalk of usually whitish flowers

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