Spanish bayonet


: any of several yuccas
especially : one (Yucca aloifolia) of the southeastern U.S. and West Indies with rigid spine-tipped leaves

Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Spanish bayonet was in 1843

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“Spanish bayonet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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