Furcraea

noun
Fur·​craea | \ ˌfərˈkrēə \

Definition of Furcraea

: a genus of tropical American succulent plants (family Agavaceae or Asparagaceae) that have sword-shaped leaves and whitish flowers, are closely related to the agaves, and that are often cultivated for ornamental use or for the strong, durable fiber obtained from the leaves — see cajun entry 2, fique, giant cabuya

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History and Etymology for Furcraea

New Latin, after Count Antoine F. de Fourcroy †1809 French chemist

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“Furcraea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Furcraea. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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