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Noun: agave  u'gey-vee or u'gaa-vee
  1. Tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fibre
    - century plant, American aloe

Derived forms: agaves

Type of: desert plant, xerophile, xerophilous plant, xerophyte, xerophytic plant

Part of: Agavaceae, agave family, family Agavaceae, sisal family

Encyclopedia: Agave