Definition of Century plant

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 Century plant

1. Noun. An agave (''Agave americana'') originally from Mexico but cultivated worldwide. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Century Plant

centuples
centuplication
centuplications
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centurial
centuriate
centuried
centuries
centurion
centurions
centurium
century
century break
century breaks
century egg
century plant (current term)
century plants
centzontle
centzontles
cenuris
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cenzontli
ceorl
ceorlish
ceorls
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cepe
cepes
cephacetrile
cephaeline

Literary usage of Century plant

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1. An Inglorious Columbus, Or, Evidence that Hwui Shăn and a Party of Buddhist by Edward Payson Vining (1885)
"... language between milk and the sap of the century-plant—The Chinese "lo," or koumiss—The liquor made from the sap of the century-plant—Its resemblance ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"a native of tropical America, the so-called century plant or American aloe ... century plant or American aloe. 1. Flower ; 2, same flower split open above ..."

3. The American Friends' Peace Conference Held at Philadelphia Twelfth Month by American Friends' peace conference (1902)
"What a century plant, with its deadly bloom in every civilized country on the globe! Because the Church has blessed and shouted over the armies, God's law, ..."

4. A New History of the Conquest of Mexico: In which Las Casas' Denunciations by Wilson, Robert Anderson, 1812- (1859)
"... 117—The vegetation and climate changing, 118—A view of all the vegetable kingdoms, 119— The century plant, 120—Morning twilight, 121—The desert, ..."

5. Travels and Adventures in Mexico: In the Course of Journeys of Upward of by William W. Carpenter (1851)
"century plant. — Horned Frog. SEVERAL days had elapsed since an exchange of prisoners had been made, and I was still detained. I determined, therefore ..."

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