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Joshua tree

noun
1.
an evergreen tree, Yucca brevifolia, growing in arid or desert regions of the southwestern U.S., having long, twisted branches.
Also called tree yucca.
Origin of Joshua tree
1895-1900
1895-1900
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  • Then I tied my horse to a prominent lone joshua-tree that would be easy to find, unstrapped the black bag, and started off.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • "I have my horse tied out by the lone joshua-tree," I answered him.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • We doubled back through the willows and across the mesquite flat toward the lone joshua-tree where I had left my horse.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for joshua-tree

Joshua tree

noun
1.
a treelike desert yucca plant, Yucca brevifolia, of the southwestern US, with sword-shaped leaves and greenish-white flowers
Word Origin
named after the prophet Joshua, alluding to the extended branches of the tree
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