Yucca

See also: yucca

Translingual

Etymology

Variant of English yuca, from Galibi Carib yuca( cassava (Manihot esculenta)), because Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and others confused it with that plant. [1] [2]

Proper noun

Yucca f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Asparagaceae – the yuccas.

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References

  1. ^ Mary Irish; Gary Irish (2000) Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants: a Gardener's Guide[1], Portland, Or.: Timber Press, ISBN 978-0-88192-442-8, page 18.
  2. ^ Umberto Quattrocchi (2000) CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names[2], volume 4 (R–Z), Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, ISBN 978-0-8493-2678-3, page 2862.