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Agave vs. Aloe

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Agavenoun

A plant of the genus Agave, which includes the maguey or century plant. Attaining maturity, it produces a gigantic flower stem.

Aloenoun

(in the plural) The resins of the tree Aquilaria malaccensis (syn. Aquilaria agallocha), known for their fragrant aroma, produced after infection by the fungus Phialophora parasitica.

Agavenoun

A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceæ) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (Agave 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.

Aloenoun

A plant of the genus Aloe.

Agavenoun

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

Aloenoun

A strong, bitter drink made from the juice of such plants, used as a purgative.

Agave

Agave (, UK also , Anglo-Hispanic: ) is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of the Americas, although some Agave species are also native to tropical areas of South America. The genus Agave (from the Ancient Greek αγαυή, agauê) is primarily known for its succulent and xerophytic species that typically form large rosettes of strong, fleshy leaves.

Aloenoun

The wood of the agalloch.

Aloenoun

A genus of succulent plants, some classed as trees, others as shrubs, but the greater number having the habit and appearance of evergreen herbaceous plants; from some of which are prepared articles for medicine and the arts. They are natives of warm countries.

Aloenoun

The inspissated juice of several species of aloe, used as a purgative.

Aloenoun

succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa

Aloe

Aloe ( , ), also written Aloë, is a genus containing over 550 species of flowering succulent plants. The most widely known species is Aloe vera, or .

‘true aloe’;

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