Joshua tree


Definition of Joshua tree

: a tall branched arborescent yucca (Yucca brevifolia) of arid regions of the southwestern U.S. that has clustered greenish-white flowers

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First Known Use of Joshua tree

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Joshua tree.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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