: a Mexican agave (Agave americana) that takes many years to mature, flowers only once, and then dies
Examples of century plant in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe agave, a type of century plant, lives a long life — then blooms once and dies.
Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2020 These insects bore into the bases of the leaves of large species of agaves, most notably Agave americana (century plants) and lay their eggs.
Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, 2 Jan. 2020
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