HyperDic: maguey

English > 2 senses of the word maguey:
NOUNplantmaguey, Agave atrovirensMexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
plantmaguey, cantala, Agave cantalaPhilippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
English > maguey: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningMexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal.
SynonymAgave atrovirens
Member ofgenus Agavetype genus of the Agavaceae
Broaderagave, century plant, American aloeTropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes
SubstancesmescalA colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
pulquefermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
Spanishmaguey
Catalanmaguei
English > maguey: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningPhilippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine.
Synonymscantala, Agave cantala
Member ofgenus Agavetype genus of the Agavaceae
Broaderagave, century plant, American aloeTropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes
Spanishmaguey
Catalanmaguei

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