Yacca
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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  • yacca — noun West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves • Syn: ↑yacca podocarp, ↑Podocarpus coriaceus • Hypernyms: ↑conifer, ↑coniferous tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Podocarpus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • yacca — yac·ca …   English syllables

  • yacca — I. /ˈjækə/ (say yakuh) noun Chiefly SA → grass tree (def. 1). Also, yacka, yacka bush. {Australian Aboriginal; ? South Australian language} II. /ˈjækə/ (say yakuh) noun, verb (i) Colloquial → yakka …   Australian English dictionary

  • yacca podocarp — noun West Indian evergreen with medium to long leaves • Syn: ↑yacca, ↑Podocarpus coriaceus • Hypernyms: ↑conifer, ↑coniferous tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Podocarpus, ↑genus Podoca …   Useful english dictionary

  • yacca gum — noun : acaroid resin …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Podocarpus — noun evergreen trees or shrubs; sometimes classified as member of the family Taxaceae • Syn: ↑genus Podocarpus • Hypernyms: ↑gymnosperm genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Podocarpaceae, ↑family Podocarpaceae, ↑podocarpus f …   Useful english dictionary

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