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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several small moths of the genera Tegeticula and Parategeticula that are the sole pollinators of yucca plants. The moths lay their eggs in the flowers when pollinating them, and the larvae eat a portion of the seeds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as yucca-fertilizer.

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