HyperDic: agave

English > 1 sense of the word agave:
NOUNplantagave, century plant, American aloetropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes
English > agave: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningTropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber.
Synonymscentury plant, American aloe
Member ofAgavaceae, family Agavaceae, agave family, sisal familychiefly tropical and xerophytic plants
NarrowerAgave tequilanaMexican plant used especially for making tequila
American agave, Agave americanaWidely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk
bear grass, Nolina microcarpastemless plant with tufts of grasslike leaves and erect panicle of minute creamy white flowers
dracaenaAn agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage
maguey, cantala, Agave cantalaPhilippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
maguey, Agave atrovirensMexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
sansevieria, bowstring hempGrown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
sisal, Agave sisalanaMexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope
Broaderdesert plant, xerophyte, xerophytic plant, xerophile, xerophilous plantplant adapted for life with a limited supply of water
Spanishagave, cabuya, maguey, pita
Catalanagave, atzavara, pita

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