yucca

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English[edit]

Yucca rostrata
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Etymology[edit]

Variant of yuca, from Galibi Carib yuca ‎(cassava), because Carl Linnaeus and others confused it with that plant.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

yucca ‎(plural yuccas)

  1. 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.
  2. (erroneous) The vegetable yuca.

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse this plant with yuca.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gary Irish (2000) Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: a Gardener's Guide[1], Timber Press, ISBN 978-0-88192-442-8, page 18
  2. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi (2000) CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names[2], volume 4 R-Z, Taylor & Francis US, ISBN 978-0-8493-2678-3, page 2862