ma·guey (mə-gā, măgwā)
n. pl. ma·gueys
1. Any of several large agaves of Mexico, such as Agave americana, that are used as a source of fiber, food, and sap, from which pulque is made.
2. The fiber obtained from any of these plants or from closely related plants of the genus Furcraea.
[Spanish, of Taíno origin.]
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