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Maguey vs. Agave

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Magueynoun

Any of various large agaves of Mexico and the southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.

Agavenoun

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

Magueynoun

Any of several species of Agave, such as the century plant (Agave Americana), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the Agave atrovirens, a Mexican plant used especially for making pulque, the source of the colorless Mexican liquor mescal; and the cantala (Agave cantala), a Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. See Agave.

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.

Magueynoun

A hard fibre used in making coarse twine, derived from the Philippine Agave cantala (Agave cantala); also called cantala.

Agavenoun

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

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Magueynoun

Mexican plant used especially for making pulque the source of the colorless Mexican liquor mescal

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.

Magueynoun

Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine

Maguey

Maguey may refer to various American plants:

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