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agave

noun aga·ve \ə-ˈgä-vē\

Definition of AGAVE

:  any of a genus (Agave of the family Agavaceae, the agave family) of plants having spiny-margined leaves and flowers in tall spreading panicles and including some cultivated for their fiber or sap or for ornament
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Origin of AGAVE

New Latin Agave, genus name, from Latin, a daughter of Cadmus, from Greek Agauē
First Known Use: 1763

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil
AGAVE Defined for Kids

agave

noun aga·ve \ə-ˈgä-vē\

Definition of AGAVE for Kids

:  a plant that has sword-shaped leaves with spiny edges and is sometimes grown for its large stalks of flowers
Medical Dictionary

agave

noun aga·ve \ə-ˈgäv-ē\

Medical Definition of AGAVE

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capitalized :  a genus of plants (family Agavaceae) that are native to tropical America and to the southwestern United States, have spiny-margined leaves in basal rosettes and tall spikes of flowers, and include some that are cultivated for their fiber or sap or for ornament
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:  a plant (as the century plant) of the genus Agave

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