Adam's needle

noun
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

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

Origin and Etymology of adam's needle

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


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