Origin of agaveModern Latin from Classical Greek Agau?, a proper name, literally , illustrious, feminine of agauos, famous
any of several plants (genus Agave) of the agave family, as the century plant: some agaves yield a fiber used for rope
designating a family (Agavaceae) of monocotyledonous desert plants (order Liliales)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Agave, native to hot, dry regions of the Americas and having basal rosettes of tough, usually spiny-margined leaves. Agaves are grown for ornament, fiber, and food. Also called century plant .
Origin of agaveNew Latin Agavē genus name from Greek agauē feminine of agauos noble
- A plant of the genus Agave, which includes the maguey or century plant. Attaining maturity, it produces a gigantic flower stem.
From Ancient Greek Ἀγαυή (Agauē, “Agave”), from ἀγαυός (agauos, “noble, illustrious”).
- This terminates in a long spike thickly studded with white blossoms. The grass-tree gives as distinct a character to an Australian picture as the agave and cactus do to the Mexican landscape.
- The chief cultivated plants are maize, the sugar-cane, tobacco, cotton, coffee and especially henequen, the so-called "Sisal hemp," which is a strong, coarse fibre obtained from the leaves of the Agave rigida, var.
- The "Century-plant" is a name given to the Agave, or American aloe, from the supposition that it flowered once only in every hundred years.
- Boletus edulis, in the Oriental Trehala and in ergot of rye; melibiose, C12H22011, formed, with fructose, on hydrolysing the trisaccharose melitose (or raffinose), C18H32016.5H20, which occurs in Australian manna and in the molasses of sugar manufacture; touranose, C12H22011, formed with d-glucose and galactose on hydrolysing another trisaccharose, melizitose, C,8H32016 2H20, which occurs in Pinus larix and in Persian manna; and agavose, C12H22011, found in the stalks of Agave americana.
- The cochineal insect is found on the cactus which grows in abundance in the vicinity, and the town is known throughout Ecuador for its manufacture of boots and shoes, and for a cordage made from cabuya, the fibre of the agave plant.