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(Science: botany) 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.

The species with more rigid leaves (as Yucca aloifolia, Y. Treculiana, and Y. Baccata) are called spanish bayonet, and one with softer leaves (Y. Filamentosa) is called bear grass, and Adam's needle.

(Science: zoology) Yucca moth, a small silvery moth (Pronuba yuccasella) whose larvae feed on plants of the genus Yucca.

Origin: NL, from Yuca, its name in St. Domingo.

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Nuclear Power?

... what to do with it? Store it in our back-yards where an accident could dump it into our air and drinking water? How should we transport the waste? Yucca Mt. in Nevada seems to be where they intend to bury our nuclear waste, even though it's on a fault-line and the area has been volcanically active ...

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Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:33 pm
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... my mix (testing): benzylaminopurine (dry) (1) bassinolide 0.1% (dry) (2) triacontanol (dry) (3) Amino Acid Complex (dry) (4) Fulvic Acid (dry) (5) Yucca Extract (dry) (6) Ascophyllum Nodusum [via. cold H20 extraction] (liquid) (7) I have yet to make the solution, I've been busy ready up on hormones, ...

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:27 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... begin building in 2005 and begin loading fuel in 2010. That is ample time to do the job right, said Abe Van Luik, who is in charge of modeling how Yucca Mountain will perform over the ages. "There will be a lot of opportunity to do a lot of studies," he said, not just while construction ...

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