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1) blue agave. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A blue-leaved Mexican agave (Agave tequilana var. weber) used especially in making tequila....

2) agave. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of numerous plants of the genus Agave, native to hot, dry regions of the New World and having basal rosettes of tough, sword-shaped, often spiny-margined leaves....

3) Agave, in Greek mythology. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Agave, in Greek mythology, (ga´ve) (KEY) : see Pentheus....

4) agave, in botany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...agave, in botany, see amaryllis....

5) Agave (3 syl.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...American aloe," from the Greek, agauos, admirable. The Mexicans plant fences of Agav round their wigwams, as a defence against wild beasts. The Mahometans of Egypt...

6) sisal hemp. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...fiber obtained from the leaves of the sisal hemp plant, an extensively cultivated tropical agave (family Agavaceae or Liliaceae). It is considered second to Manila...

7) cantala. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A species of agave (Agave cantala) cultivated chiefly in warm regions of the Old World for its leaf fibers. 2. The fiber of this plant, used for twine, rope, and...

8) sisal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A Mexican and Central American plant (Agave sisalana) widely cultivated for its large, sword-shaped leaves that yield stiff fibers used for cordage and rope. 2....

9) Pentheus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Pentheus, (pen´thes) (KEY) , in Greek mythology, king of Thebes, son of Cadmus' daughter Agave. When Dionysus came to Thebes, Pentheus denied his divinity and tried...

10) century plant. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...See agave....

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