from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various evergreen plants of the genus Yucca, native to the warmer regions of North America, having often tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several evergreen plants, of the genus Yucca, having long, pointed, and rigid leaves at the top of a woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See flicker, n., 2.
- n. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given in western South America to Manihot Aipi (see Manioc). The latter name is not known in Peru and Chile or Bolivia, only ‘yuca’ being used. It is extensively consumed as a vegetable. The name is also common throughout Central America.
- n. A plant of the genus Yucca.
- n. [capitalized] [NL. (Dillenius, 1719).] A genus of liliaceous plants, of the tribe Dracæneæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
From New Latin Iucca, genus name, from Spanish yuca, cassava, from Taino.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Variant of yuca, from Galibi Carib yuca ("cassava"), because Linnaeus and others confused it with that plant. (Wiktionary)