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
Recent Examples of agave from the Web
The company says the liquid comes from agave that Código claims is sourced from superior plants and also doesn't use chemicals or additives at any point during the distillation process.
Last year, Eater sang the praises of the açaí bowl, which really does sound appealing: it’s vegan, features gluten-free granola, and inclues açaí, strawberries, banana, agave, peanut butter, almond milk and chia mix.
Bats vacuum up mosquitoes, eat moths and other insects that harm crops, and even pollinate fruits like bananas and agave, which is used to produce tequila.
The factors driving mescal’s rise—its handcrafted production, its connection to Mexico’s indigenous village culture and the long growing time required of the agave used in...
With beverage director Jason Eisner at the bar’s helm, this means a menu of creative classic drinks, like the agave margaritas, tea-like gin and tonics and an old-fashioned dosed with house cola syrup.
The beer has notes of earthiness from honey, sweet tones from the agave-flavor of tequila but the balance of all of these things is pretty outstanding.
Dollop agave mixture over and swirl into top of batter with a skewer or toothpick.
A Celery and Smoke cocktail made with top-shelf mezcal and white tequila, mixed with celery juice, agave nectar and lime juice at The Modern Hotel and Bar in Boise, Idaho.
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Origin and Etymology of agave
New Latin Agave, genus name, from Latin, a daughter of Cadmus, from Greek Agauē
First Known Use: 1760See Words from the same year
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Definition of agave for Students
: a plant that has sword-shaped leaves with spiny edges and is sometimes grown for its large stalks of flowers
Medical 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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