Definition of yucca noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yucca

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈjʌkə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjʌkə//
 
 
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a tropical plant with long stiff pointed leaves on a thick straight stem, often grown indoors Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting cassava): from Carib.
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