Agave

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Agave: A genus of plants (order Amaryllidace?) of which the chiefspecies is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly calledAloe. It is from ten to seventy year Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Agave? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Agave:

1. A genus of plants (order Amaryllidace?) of which the chiefspecies is the maguey or century plant (A. Americana), wrongly calledAloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, inattaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem,sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice isthe pulque of the Mexicans

2. distilled, it yields mescal. A strongthread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood hasmany uses.

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