yacca


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yacca

(ˈjækə) or

yacka

n
(Plants) Austral another word for grass tree1
[from a native Australian language]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yacca - West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves
genus Podocarpus, Podocarpus - evergreen trees or shrubs; sometimes classified as member of the family Taxaceae
conifer, coniferous tree - any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
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The house slave Kaydia's experience includes the sight of centipedes ground on the floors of Cinnamon Hill great house, the sounds of cracked naked feet "like leather on yacca floor," the smells of "rum and coconut oil polish" on mahogany, and the spectacle of Sam writhing in his tormented death bed.
Ali was originally arrested in 2003 following a major police operation codenamed Yacca which targeted the supply of class-A drugs in Grange Villa, County Durham.