from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A western North American perennial herb (Xerophyllum tenax) in the lily family, having a dense clump of basal grasslike leaves and a tall stalk bearing a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers.
- n. Any of several similar North American plants, especially species of the genera Nolina and Yucca.
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- n. plant of western North America having woody rhizomes and tufts of stiff grasslike basal leaves and spikes of creamy white flowers
- n. stemless plant with tufts of grasslike leaves and erect panicle of minute creamy white flowers; southwestern United States and Mexico
- n. yucca of west central United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers
- n. yucca of southern United States having a clump of basal grasslike leaves and a central stalk with a terminal raceme of small whitish flowers
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Jondalar came over to them and lowered himself carefully to the grass mat beside Ayla while he balanced with both hands a watertight but handleless and somewhat flexible cup, woven out of bear grass in a chevron design of contrasting colors, filled with hot mint tea.