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
There are two kinds of the yucca or manioc-root, -- the _yucca dulce_, and
Use: The yucca is an adaptable desert-dweller that makes an attractive feature plant in many types of gardens.
He made them out of the stems of a plant called yucca; but he had to go a long way to get these plants.
The leaves were more like those of the yucca than the aloe -- indeed, so like the yucca was the whole tree, that, from what I afterwards saw of yucca-trees in Mexico and South America, I am convinced that these are very near the same kind -- that is, they were of the same habit and family, though, as I also learned afterwards, esteemed different by botanists.
Also widely known as yucca, the crop can thrive in poor conditions and is drought-resistant.
The root of the cassava plant — sometimes called yucca or manioc — is a food staple in much of the world.
Desert bighorns live in dry, rugged, mountainous terrain, and eat seasonally available plants such as yucca, prickly pear and wild onions.
Book a table at the popular Restaurante Tinajas for traditional Panamanian dishes such as yucca country pie or chicken pot tamale.
In fact, several plants rely on moths as their primary pollinators, such as yucca, which relies on, surprise, surprise, the yucca moth.
Miami, sources roots such as yucca and malanga from Costa Rica, but he is hoping to start sourcing malanga and other roots from Nicaragua once he can find a reliable partner.