yucca

noun yuc·ca \ ˈyə-kə \
|Updated on: 27 Jun 2018

Definition of yucca

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 : cassava

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Origin and Etymology of yucca

New Latin, from Spanish yuca, of unknown origin


YUCCA Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of yucca for English Language Learners

  • : a type of plant that grows in dry regions and has hard pointed leaves at the base and a long stem with white flowers


YUCCA Defined for Kids

yucca

noun yuc·ca \ ˈyə-kə \

Definition of yucca for Students

: 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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