Maguey meaning

mə-gā, măgwā
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Any of several large agaves of Mexico, such as Agave americana, that are used as a source of fiber, food, and sap, from which pulque is made.
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The fiber obtained from any of these plants or from closely related plants of the genus Furcraea.
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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.
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Any of several other plants (genus Furcraea) of the same family.
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Any of several kinds of tough fibers from these plants.
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Any of various large agaves of Mexico and the southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.
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Origin of maguey

  • Spanish of Cariban origin

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

  • From Spanish maguey, from Taino maguey.

    From Wiktionary