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  1. (noun, plant) any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca having usually tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers; warmer regions of North America

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Origin of the word Yucca

  1. Central and S.Amer. name for the cassava plant, 1555, from Sp. yuca, juca (1497), probably from Taino, native language of Haiti. more

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Words that sound like Yucca

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