Our Lord's candle


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Noun1.Our Lord's candle - yucca of southwestern United States and Mexico with a tall spike of creamy white flowersOur Lord's candle - yucca of southwestern United States and Mexico with a tall spike of creamy 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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Our Lord's Candle is the common name for a yucca plant that resembles nothing so much as a great ball of swords -- several hundred two-foot blades forming a half-globe of sharp, serrated edges.
Is there a clue in the man-given name, Our Lord's Candle? Of course, it could amount to nothing more than a description of the way the plant looks, with its frothy mop head rising like a candle from the ball of swords.