Podocarpus Purdicanus
Yacca Yac"ca (y[a^]k"k[.a]), n. (Bot.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees ({Podocarpus coriaceus}, and {Podocarpus Purdicanus}) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks. [1913 Webster]

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  • Podocarpus coriaceus — Yacca Yac ca (y[a^]k k[.a]), n. (Bot.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees ({Podocarpus coriaceus}, and {Podocarpus Purdicanus}) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Yacca — Yac ca (y[a^]k k[.a]), n. (Bot.) A West Indian name for two large timber trees ({Podocarpus coriaceus}, and {Podocarpus Purdicanus}) of the Yew family. The wood, which is much used, is pale brownish with darker streaks. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yacca — noun a) Either of two large evergreens of the West Indies, Podocarpus coriaceus and Podocarpus purdicanus. b) Any of the various Australian perennial flowering plants of the genus Xanthorrhoea Syn: grasstree, grass tree, blackboy …   Wiktionary

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