blue agave

noun

Definition of 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 Surrounding views include fields of blue agave, tequila’s main ingredient, Volcán de Tequila and other mountains. Robin Soslow, Chron, 17 Nov. 2021 In the surrounding hills, blue agave, tequila’s main ingredient, is selling for record prices. Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2021 Many of these spirits, but not all, are based, like Tequila, on the blue agave. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 In the last decade, Americans have developed an appreciation for 100% blue agave tequilas, and luxury marks have grown at a rate of 30.7%, to 28 million bottles. Gina Pace, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Hand-crafted by Stella Anguiano, Próspero Tequila Blanco is 100% blue agave tequila produced in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Abigail Freeman, Forbes, 18 Sep. 2021 In the surrounding hills, blue agave, tequila’s main ingredient, is selling for record prices. Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2021 In the surrounding hills, blue agave, tequila’s main ingredient, is selling for record prices. Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2021 True tequilas use the blue agave plant found in Jalisco, Mexico. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of blue agave

1950, in the meaning defined above

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30 Nov 2021

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“Blue agave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20agave. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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