from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Costa Rica, Yucca elephantipes, a plant with trunk swollen at the base and growing to the height of 8 or 10 meters, with many compact branches and rigid, spreading, linear, minutely denticulate leaves. The flowers are creamy white, growing in a panicle. It is much planted about houses and in the hedges of native gardens. In Guatemala and Honduras called izote.
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The flowers, which bloom in spring and summer, are also known as flor de itabo or flor de izote in Spanish.