Definition of Genus yucca
1. Noun. Tropical American plants with stiff lancelike leaves and spikes of white blossoms; sometimes considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae.
Group relationships: Agavaceae, Agave Family, Family Agavaceae, Sisal Family
Member holonyms: Yucca
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Yucca
Literary usage of Genus yucca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Scientific Papers of Asa Gray by Asa Gray (1889)
"ENGELMANN'S NOTES ON THE genus yucca.1 THIS modest title comprises the principal results of Dr. Engelmann's long study of a difficult genus of plants. ..."
2. The Yucca Moth and Yucca Pollination by Charles Valentine Riley (1892)
"... and Professor Lester F. Ward informs me that only one fossil species has ever been ' referred to the genus Yucca, — namely Y. Roberti, Bureau, ..."
3. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"In fact, without its agency the pollenation of the plants belonging to the genus Yucca is never accomplished. But, curiously enough, associated with it and ..."
4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"... common name to designate the plants belonging to the entire botanical family of yuccas. This includes not only the genus Yucca but several other genera, ..."
5. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"... G : Notes on the genus yucca. Apr. 1874, v. 3. p. 210-214.) No. 2. (Trans. Acad. sci. St. Louis, 25 Corrections and additions to author's "Notes on the ..."