HyperDic: agave_family

English > 1 sense of the expression agave family:
NOUNplantagave family, Agavaceae, family Agavaceae, sisal familychiefly tropical and xerophytic plants
English > agave family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
Meaningchiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae.
SynonymsAgavaceae, family Agavaceae, sisal family
Member ofLiliales, order LilialesAn order of monocotyledonous plants including Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae and Iridaceae
MembersCordyline, genus CordylineAsiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs
Dracenaceae, subfamily Dracenaceae, Dracaenaceae, subfamily DracaenaceaeOne of two subfamilies to which some classification systems assign some members of the Agavaceae
Nolina, genus Nolinaperennial plants resembling yucca
Polianthes, genus Polianthesgenus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like flowers
agave, century plant, American aloeTropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes
genus Agavetype genus of the Agavaceae
genus DracaenaOld World tropical plants with branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves
genus SansevieriaOld World tropical herbaceous perennial of the agave family
genus YuccaTropical American plants with stiff lancelike leaves and spikes of white blossoms
Broaderliliid monocot familyfamily of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae
Catalanagavaceae, Agavaceae

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