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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several closely related, stemless or nearly stemless plants of the genus Yucca, especially Y. filamentosa and Y. smalliana of the southeast United States, having long thin leaves and clusters of fragrant, white or off-white flowers.

Etymologies

From the spines on its leaves.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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