Spanish bayonet

Spanish bayonet

noun
any of certain plants belonging to the genus Yucca, of the agave family, having narrow, spine-tipped leaves and a cluster of white flowers.

Origin:
1835–45, Americanism; in allusion to its tropical American origin

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n
See also Adam's-needle any of several American liliaceous plants of the genus Yucca, esp Y. aloifolia, that have a tall woody stem, stiff pointed leaves, and large clusters of white flowers: cultivated for ornament

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