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1. agave

noun. tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber.

Synonyms

  • Agave cantala
  • maguey
  • dracaena
  • Agave americana
  • American agave
  • sansevieria
  • sisal family
  • agave family
  • cantala
  • century plant
  • xerophile
  • American aloe
  • desert plant
  • Nolina microcarpa
  • Agavaceae
  • Agave tequilana
  • family Agavaceae
  • xerophilous plant
  • xerophytic plant
  • Agave atrovirens
  • xerophyte
  • bear grass
  • Agave sisalana
  • sisal

Etymology

  • Ἀγαυή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ἀγαυός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word agave


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Planting agave so it faces the same direction prevents the side used to shade from sun damage.

2. Verb, base form
Rice bran has a very light color unlike wheat germ, so for a browner color add a honey or agave sweetener to caramelize and give a browner color during baking.

3. Adjective
Spacing requirements vary depending on the agave variety, so leave enough room between plants so they can reach their full size without crowding.

4. Noun, singular or mass
Tie a string loosely around a remaining leaf on the west side of the agave to mark it, but avoid tying it too tightly and cutting into the leaf.

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