yucca baccata


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Yucca \Yuc"ca\, n. [NL., from Yuca, its name in St. Domingo.]
   (Bot.)
   A genus of American liliaceous, sometimes arborescent, plants
   having long, pointed, and often rigid, leaves at the top of a
   more or less woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy
   white blossoms.
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   Note: The species with more rigid leaves (as {Yucca
         aloifolia}, Yucca Treculiana, and Yucca baccata)
         are called Spanish bayonet, and one with softer
         leaves (Yucca filamentosa) is called bear grass,
         and Adam's needle.
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   Yucca moth (Zool.), a small silvery moth ({Pronuba
      yuccasella}) whose larvae feed on plants of the genus
      Yucca.
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