blue agave


: a Mexican agave (Agave tequilana) that has bluish- to greenish-gray swordlike leaves with spiny margins and is typically cultivated for the production of tequila and sometimes grown as an ornamental

Examples of blue agave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crafted in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, the oldest distillery in Latin America, Reposado is 100 percent blue agave, rested in French and American white oak barrels and delivers that smooth, elevated taste Gran Coramino tequilas are revered for. Elycia Rubin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 For dining, the upscale Dos Carlitos Restaurant & Tequila Bar pairs plates of tostadas and ceviche with a selection of 60-plus, 100 percent blue agave tequilas. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 June 2024 It’s made from 100 percent blue agave nectar that is fermented and distilled in both column and pot stills. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 Mezcal is any spirit made from the agave plant; tequila is made from only one varietal, the blue Weber agave, also known as blue agave. Joe Sevier, Bon Appétit, 7 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for blue agave 

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue agave was in 1950

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“Blue agave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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