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agave

noun aga·ve \ə-ˈgäv-ē\

Definition of AGAVE

1
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
2
:  a plant (as the century plant) of the genus Agave

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