(mag′wā′; Sp mä ge′ē)
- any of a number of fleshy-leaved, fiber-yielding agaves of the SW U.S., Mexico, and Central America; esp., the century plant and species used in making rope, pulque, and tequila
- any of several other plants (genus Furcraea) of the same family
- any of several kinds of tough fibers from these plants
Sp < Taino
See maguey in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ma·gueys
- Any of various American plants of the genus Agave, especially the century plant. Also called mescal.
- Any of various plants of the related genus Furcraea.
- The fiber obtained from any of these plants.
Origin: , of Cariban origin
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