Definition of Agave

1. Noun. Tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber.




Definition of Agave

1. n. A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceæ) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses.

Definition of Agave

1. Noun. A genus of plants (scientific name: ''Agave'') of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant. Attaining maturity, it produces a gigantic flower stem. ¹

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Definition of Agave

1. a tropical plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Agave

1. A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceae) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses. Origin: L. Agave, prop. Name, fr. Gr, fem. Of illustrious, noble. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agave

agathodaimon
agathodaimons
agathodemon
agathodemons
agathokakological
agathological
agathology
agatiferous
agatine
agatize
agatized
agatizes
agatizing
agatoid
agaty
agave (current term)
agave family
agaves
agayn
agayne
agaynest
agaynst
agaze
agazed
age
age-of-consent
age-old
age-related macular degeneration
age-reversal

Literary usage of Agave

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1. Guide to the Materials for American History in Roman and Other Italian Archives by Carl Russell Fish (1911)
"agave-CARNEGIEA. lay in an open cavity with hardened walls. The roots did not come into contact with the moist tissues of the host. ..."

2. An Inglorious Columbus, Or, Evidence that Hwui Shăn and a Party of Buddhist by Edward Payson Vining (1885)
"... of offering tribute—The yellow Bilk—The term applied to vegetable fibers—Sisal hemp—Its strength—Probability that the agave fiber would be brought home ..."

3. Greek and Roman [mythology] by William Sherwood Fox (1916)
"they wandered over hill and dale searching for their master and found satisfaction only when they saw his portrait before the cave of Cheiron. agave. ..."

4. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"they wandered over hill and dale searching for their master and found satisfaction only when they saw his portrait before the cave of Cheiron. agave. ..."

5. Rambles on the Riviera by Eduard Strasburger (1906)
"The first agave reached Europe in 1561 from South America, ... It is very inaccurate to call the agave an Aloe, for the true Aloe does not even belong to ..."

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