Adam's needle


Definition of Adam's needle

: an often cultivated yucca (Yucca filamentosa) of coastal pine barrens of the eastern U.S. with a basal rosette of sharp-tipped leaves having loose threads along the margins

First Known Use of Adam's needle

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adam's needle

after adam entry 1, in reference to the fig leaves sewn by Adam and Eve after their temptation by the serpent (Genesis 3:7)

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