Joshua tree


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Joshua tree

n.
A tall branching yucca plant (Yucca brevifolia) of the southwest United States, having large clusters of greenish-white flowers.

[Probably after Joshua, from the resemblance of the tree's greatly extended branches to Joshua's outstretched arm as he pointed with his spear to the city of Ai (Joshua 8:18).]

Joshua tree

n
(Plants) a treelike desert yucca plant, Yucca brevifolia, of the southwestern US, with sword-shaped leaves and greenish-white flowers
[named after the prophet Joshua, alluding to the extended branches of the tree]

Josh′ua tree`


n.
an evergreen tree, Yucca brevifolia, with long, twisted branches, growing in arid regions of the southwestern U.S.
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Noun1.Joshua tree - a large branched arborescent yucca of southwestern United States having short leaves and clustered greenish white flowersJoshua tree - a large branched arborescent yucca of southwestern United States having short leaves and clustered greenish white flowers
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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