Adam's needle


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Related to Adam's needle: Yucca filamentosa

Adam's needle

n.
Any of several closely related stemless or nearly stemless plants of the genus Yucca, especially Y. filamentosa and Y. flaccida of the southeast United States, having long thin leaves and clusters of fragrant white or off-white flowers.

[From the spines on its leaves.]
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Noun1.Adam's needle - yucca with long stiff leaves having filamentlike appendagesAdam's needle - yucca with long stiff leaves having filamentlike appendages
yucca - any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca having usually tall stout stems and a terminal cluster of white flowers; warmer regions of North America
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For landlubbers, a hiking trail winds through oak and mesquite forest, punctuated by the occasional Adam's needle cacti.
They are: Fatsia japonica, Adam's Needle (Yucca filamentosa) and the elegant Kamuro-Zasa Bamboo (Pleioblastus auricoma).