maguey definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous United states flowers of this genus Agave, particularly the century plant. Also called mescal.
    • any one of different plants of the relevant genus Furcraea.
    • The dietary fiber received from any of these plants.
    • some of different large agaves of Mexico together with southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.
    • any one of several types of Agave, including the century plant (Agave Americana), a plant needing many years to get to readiness and blossoming only once before dying; together with Agave atrovirens, a Mexican plant used specifically for making pulque, the origin associated with colorless Mexican alcohol mescal; together with cantala (Agave cantala), a Philippine plant producing a tough fibre used in making coarse twine. See agave.
    • a difficult fibre utilized in making coarse twine, produced by the Philippine Agave cantala (Agave cantala); also referred to as cantala.
    • The American aloe, Agave americana.
    • Philippine plant yielding a difficult fibre used in making coarse twine
    • Mexican plant utilized especially for making pulque which is the way to obtain the colorless Mexican alcohol, mescal

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