Agave meaning

ə-gävē, ə-gā-
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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.
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Any of several plants (genus Agave) of the agave family, as the century plant: some agaves yield a fiber used for rope.
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Designating a family (Agavaceae) of monocotyledonous desert plants (order Liliales)
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A plant of the genus Agave, which includes the maguey or century plant. Attaining maturity, it produces a gigantic flower stem.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Agavaceae — the agaves.
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Origin of agave

  • New Latin Agavē genus name from Greek agauē feminine of agauos noble

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ἀγαυή (Agauē, “Agave”), from ἀγαυός (agauos, “noble, illustrious”).

    From Wiktionary