Definition of Agave sisalana
1. Noun. Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope.
Generic synonyms: Agave, American Aloe, Century Plant
Group relationships: Genus Agave
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Literary usage of Agave sisalana
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1. Bulletin of the American Bureau of Geography by American Bureau of Geography, Edward M. Lehnerts (1901)
"Agave, sisalana, altho the leaf of the common century plant or any other species will serve nearly as well. Cut it off at the lower end to a length of about ..."
2. Report by Hawaii Minister of the Interior (1898)
"The importation by this bureau of over 70000 plants of the Agave sisalana some four years ago, is now about to bear fruit, the plants have done so well and ..."
3. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1891)
"What is known as the Sisal fibre of commerce is the product of the "Henequen" plant of Yucatan, which was introduced into Florida as the Agave sisalana, ..."
4. The Popular Science Monthly (1888)
"Of these the most celebrated is the Sisal hemp (Agave sisalana), a tropical plant of which the home is in Southern Mexico. It furnishes a fiber similar to ..."