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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The co-founder and CEO of the small-batch Mexican tequila brand has released four premium blue agave tequilas to date, with the most recent addition, Reposado, joining an already solid lineup (Joven, Blanco, and Añejo Barrel Blend). Samantha Simon, ELLE, 31 Mar. 2023 The full line includes, in addition to the classic habanero, jalapeno, serrano, blue agave sriracha, and ghost pepper varieties, organic versions of many of those, and a limited-edition line, which includes Bliss & Vinegar, released to coincide with Hot Ones Season 16. Chris O'connell, Chron, 6 Apr. 2022 Utah’s state-run liquor stores are limiting purchases of Patron tequila, in response to a global shortage of Mexico’s famed blue agave plant. The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 Aug. 2021 Mescals took off and tequila—the mescal made from blue agave in the state of Jalisco—is now by far the most economically important use of the prolific plants. more than 170 million gallons of tequila, double the 2010 output. National Geographic, 16 Feb. 2023 It’s canned in Mexico, since the only legal way to use bulk 100% blue agave tequila is to co-pack it in the region where it’s grown. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, 21 Sep. 2021 The Hydro Grip Primer adds incredible hydration with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and uses blue agave to lock in your makeup. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, 13 Oct. 2022 The malt beverages are each infused with blue agave and have 9 percent ABV, twice the amount of Karbach's canned Ranch Water. Robin Soslow, Chron, 28 Oct. 2022 Mezcal and tequila are made from agave, but tequila can be made only from the blue agave plant. Leah Asmelash And Brian Ries, CNN, 24 July 2022 See More

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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 6 Jun. 2023.

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