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Maguey vs. Agave

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The main difference between Maguey and Agave is that the Maguey is a Wikipedia disambiguation page and Agave is a genus of plants.

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  • Maguey (noun)

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

    "agave|pita"

  • Agave (noun)

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

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  • Maguey (noun)

    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.

  • Maguey (noun)

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

  • Agave (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Maguey (noun)

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

  • Maguey (noun)

    Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine

  • Agave (noun)

    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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