maguey

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noun ma·guey \mə-ˈgā\

Definition of maguey

  1. 1 :  any of various fleshy-leaved agaves (as the century plant)

  2. 2 :  any of several hard fibers derived from magueys; especially :  cantala

Origin and Etymology of maguey

Spanish, from Taino


First Known Use: 1555


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