adamsneedle

Adam's-needle

[ad-uhmz-need-l]
noun
a yucca, Yucca filamentosa, grown as an ornamental, having sword-shaped leaves and a tall spike of creamy-white, bell-shaped flowers.

Origin:
1750–60, Americanism

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Adam's-needle
 
n
See also Spanish bayonet 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

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