Adam's-needle


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Adam's-needle

n
(Plants) 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

Ad′am's-nee′dle



n.
a yucca plant, Yucca filamentosa, grown as an ornamental.
[1750–60, Amer.]