Spanish bayonet


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Spanish bayonet

n.
Any of several yuccas often planted as ornamentals, especially Yucca aloifolia, having a tall woody stem and stiff swordlike pointed leaves.

Spanish bayonet

n
(Plants) any of several American liliaceous plants of the genus Yucca, esp Y. aloifolia, that have a tall woody stem, stiff pointed leaves, and large clusters of white flowers: cultivated for ornament. See also Adam's-needle

Span′ish bayonet′


n.
any of certain plants of the genus Yucca, of the agave family, having narrow, spine-tipped leaves.
[1835–45]
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Noun1.Spanish bayonet - tall yucca of the southwestern United States and Mexico having a woody stem and stiff swordlike pointed leaves and a large cluster of white flowersSpanish bayonet - tall yucca of the southwestern United States and Mexico having a woody stem and stiff swordlike pointed leaves and a large cluster of 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
2.Spanish bayonet - a stiff yucca with a short trunkSpanish bayonet - a stiff yucca with a short trunk; found in the southern United States and tropical America; has rigid spine-tipped leaves and clusters of 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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