agave


agave
/euh gah"vee, euh gay"-/, n.
any of numerous American plants belonging to the genus Agave, of the agave family, species of which are cultivated for economic or ornamental purposes: A. arizonica, of central Arizona, is an endangered species.
[ < NL (Linnaeus) < Gk agaué, fem. of agauós noble, brilliant]

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