Definition of Agaves

1. Noun. (plural of agave) ¹



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Definition of Agaves

1. agave [n] - See also: agave

Lexicographical Neighbors of Agaves

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

Literary usage of Agaves

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1874)
"I never believed this plant to be capable of such things until I saw it here. Again we come on a forest of agaves, suggesting at once Mexico ..."

2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"Plasticity in pollinator species may be most adaptive in agaves with large ... During the early to mid-nineteenth century, agaves from the New World were ..."

3. Tropical Fibres: Their Production and Economic Extraction by Ephraim George Squier (1863)
"The fibres extracted from the agaves differ widely in fineness and consequent value, although all are available for cloth, cordage, and paper. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"While in the United States we think of the agaves only as decorative plants, yet in Mexico, ... The classification of the agaves is a very difficult one. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"There is some confusion in the 4*ufic names of these agaves; ... The **f value of the agaves, however, is in their fibres, of which a Put variety is ..."

6. House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d by United States Congress. House (1884)
"Indeed, in thousands of places where rocky, indurated, and sandy and arid soils prohibit every other kind of vegetation, the agaves find ..."

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