Spanish bayonet
noun Date: 1843 any of several yuccas; especially one (Yucca aloifolia) of the southeastern United States and West Indies with rigid spine-tipped leaves

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  • Spanish bayonet — Spanish Span ish, a. Of or pertaining to Spain or the Spaniards. [1913 Webster] {Spanish bayonet} (Bot.), a liliaceous plant ({Yucca alorifolia}) with rigid spine tipped leaves. The name is also applied to other similar plants of the Southwestern …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish bayonet — n. any of a number of yuccas, esp. any of two species (Yucca aloifolia or Y. gloriosa) with stiff, sword shaped leaves: also called Spanish dagger …   English World dictionary

  • Spanish bayonet — may refer to various plants within the genus Yucca or Hesperoyucca , including: * Hesperoyucca whipplei * Yucca aloifolia * Yucca harrimaniae * Yucca schidigera * Yucca treculeana …   Wikipedia

  • Spanish bayonet — Yucca Yuc ca, n. [NL., from Yuca, its name in St. Domingo.] (Bot.) 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spanish-bayonet — alavijinė juka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Yucca aloifolia), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Yucca aloifolia angl. daggerplant; yucca; Spanish bayonet pranc.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Spanish-bayonet — uoginė juka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Yucca baccata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Yucca baccata angl. banana yucca; blue yucca; datil; yucca; Spanish bayonet šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Spanish bayonet — juka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agavinių (Agavaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Yucca). atitikmenys: lot. Yucca angl. Adams needle; yucca; Spanish bayonet vok. Palmlilie rus. юкка lenk. jukka; krępla; szpilecznica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • Spanish bayonet — Span′ish bayonet′ n. pln any of certain plants of the genus Yucca, of the agave family, having narrow, spine tipped leaves • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • Spanish bayonet — /spænɪʃ ˈbeɪənət/ (say spanish bayuhnuht) noun any of certain plants of the genus Yucca, with narrow, spine tipped leaves …   Australian English dictionary

  • Spanish bayonet — any of certain plants belonging to the genus Yucca, of the agave family, having narrow, spine tipped leaves and a cluster of white flowers. [1835 45, Amer.; in allusion to its tropical American origin] * * * …   Universalium

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