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 for yucca
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flicker \Flick"er\, n.
     1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; fluctuation; sudden
        and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of
        the dying flame.
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     2. (Zool.) The golden-winged woodpecker ({Colaptes aurutus);
        -- so called from its spring note. Called also
        yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and
        yucca.
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              The cackle of the flicker among the oaks.
                                                    --Thoureau.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yucca \Yuc"ca\, n. (Zool.)
     See Flicker, n., 2.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 showy
     white blossoms.
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     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.
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     Yucca moth (Zool.), a small silvery moth ({Pronuba
        yuccasella) whose larvae feed on plants of the genus
        Yucca.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  yucca
      n 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

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