Definition of Agave family
1. Noun. Chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Family
Group relationships: Liliales, Order Liliales
Member holonyms: Agave, American Aloe, Century Plant, Genus Agave, Cordyline, Genus Cordyline, Dracaenaceae, Dracenaceae, Subfamily Dracaenaceae, Subfamily Dracenaceae, Genus Dracaena, Genus Nolina, Nolina, Genus Polianthes, Polianthes, Genus Sansevieria, Genus Yucca
Lexicographical Neighbors of Agave Family
Literary usage of Agave family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Industrial and Commerrcial Geography by Joseph Russell Smith (1913)
"Another member of the agave family supplies an export in the istle fiber, used to some extent for cheap cordage. A third member of the agave family, ..."
2. Mexico and Her People of To-day: An Account of the Customs, Characteristics by Nevin Otto Winter (1913)
"All of these belong to the great cactus, or agave, family. The value of the cactus has never been fully appreciated but new uses are being found for it ..."
3. Venezuela: A Commercial and Industrial Handbook with a Chapter on the Dutch by Purl Lord Bell (1922)
"Plants of the agave family grow wild in many parts of Venezuela, more particularly in the semiarid regions of Barquisimeto and Coro (that is, throughout the ..."
4. The People of Mexico: Who They are and how They Live by Wallace Thompson (1921)
"The native distilled liquors are mezcal and tequila (an especially esteemed form of mezcal), made from minor members of the agave family, and aguardiente, ..."