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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Yuc"ca
See Flicker (n.), 2.
noun ‖Yuc"ca
A genus of American liliaceous, sometimes arborescent, plants having long, pointed, and often rigid, leaves at the top of a more or less woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms.

Note: ☞ The species with more rigid leaves (as Yucca aloifolia Yucca Treculiana, and Yucca baccata) are called Spanish bayonet, and one with softer leaves (Yucca filamentosa) is called bear grass, and Adam's needle.

Etymology: NL., from Yuca, its name in St. Domingo

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  1. 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

Variant of yuca, from Galibi Carib yuca (“cassava (Manihot esculenta)”). The word was applied to plants of the genus Yucca (now the main sense), because Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and others confused them with the cassava.

  1. Any of several evergreen plants of the genus Yucca, having long, pointed, and rigid leaves at the top of a woody stem, and bearing a large panicle of showy white blossoms.
  2. (now proscribed, obsolete) The yuca (cassava).

Fun Facts about the name Yucca

  • When was the first name Yucca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Yucca is Wednesday, January 3rd, 1906.
  • How unique is the name Yucca? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Yucca. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Yucca: Your name in reverse order is Accuy. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cacyu. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Yucca born Dec 23, 2013

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Thailand approximately on 400. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.