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yucca

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noun yuc·ca \ˈyə-kə\

Simple Definition of yucca

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  cassava

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Origin of yucca

New Latin, from Spanish yuca, of unknown origin


First Known Use: 1664

Rhymes with yucca


YUCCA Defined for Kids

yucca

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noun yuc·ca \ˈyə-kə\

Definition of yucca

  1. :  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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