a·ga·ve (ə-gävē, ə-gā-)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Agave, native to hot, dry regions of the Americas and having basal rosettes of tough, usually spiny-margined leaves. Agaves are grown for ornament, fiber, and food. Also called century plant.
[New Latin Agavē, genus name, from Greek agauē, feminine of agauos, noble.]
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