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Spanish dagger

noun
1.
a stemless or short-trunked plant, Yucca gloriosa, of the agave family, native to the southeastern U.S., having leaves nearly 2½ feet (75 cm) long, with a stiff, sharp point, and greenish-white or reddish flowers nearly 4 inches (10 cm) wide.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism
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