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Adam's-needle

[ad-uh mz-need-l] /ˈæd əmzˈnid l/
noun
1.
a yucca, Yucca filamentosa, grown as an ornamental, having sword-shaped leaves and a tall spike of creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
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Adam's-needle

noun
1.
a North American liliaceous plant, Yucca filamentosa, that has a tall woody stem, stiff pointed leaves, and large clusters of white flowers arranged in spikes. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant See also Spanish bayonet
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