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Definition of the noun agave

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noun - plural: agaves

  1. tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber


  1. Agave: In Greek mythology, Agave was the daughter of Cadmus, the king and founder of the city of Thebes, Greece, and of the goddess Harmonia. Her sisters were Autonoë, Ino and Semele, and her brother was Polydorus. She married Echion, one of the five Spartoi, and was the mother of Pentheus, a king of Thebes. She also had a daughter, Epirus. She was a Maenad, a follower of Dionysus.
  2. Agave is a fictional character from the 1989 film Oh Babylon.

Phrases with Agave

  1. Agave Hybr
  2. Agave lata
  3. Agave Laxa
  4. Agave Noah
  5. Agave Aurea
  6. Agave Cocui
  7. Agave Entea
  8. Agave Erosa
  9. Agave Fusca
  10. Agave Ixtli
  11. Agave Magni
  12. Agave Minor
  13. Agave Mitis
  14. Agave Nivea
  15. Agave Oweni
  16. Agave Picta
  17. Agave Regia
  18. Agave Rudis
  19. Agave Tecta
  20. Utah Agave

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Google previewSurvival: Training Edition\ (1969)

The agave is a native of Mexico and the West Indies, but it was transported to Europe, Africa, and Asia, where it is used largely...

The agave is a typical desert plant, although it also grows in a semi-wild state in moist parts of tropical areas in Asia.

Google preview24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (2014)

Part A and B

Introduction The agave is a perennial arid plant that consists of thin sheets around a plant head, whose main elements are fibers, sugars, minerals and water. Juice with high concentration of fructose and other vitamin properties is naturally ...

Google previewThe Medicine Way (2011)

by White Eagle

The Agave is a Plant Spirit of great Resource to the Aboriginal people both in the utility in making many things from the...

Google previewSugar-Free Gluten-Free Baking and Desserts (2009)

Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Scones, Pies, Puddings, Breads and Pizzas by Kelly E. Keough

Agave is a very affordable, super-healthy sugar alternative and is found in most health food stores.

Google previewCulinary Nutrition (2013)

The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking by Jacqueline B. Marcus

Agave comes in many flavors and colors, from light and mild to dark and strong. Blue agave is the most common.

Google previewAllergy and Celiac Diets With Ease (2008)

Money and Time Saving Solutions for Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Diets by Nicolette M. Dumke

AGAVE is a relatively new liquid sweetener.

Google previewThe Sphere (1908)

An Illustrated Newspaper for the Home

H E M P F O R R O PE - MA KING A New Source of Wealth for our Colonies LINKING ENGLAND AND CANADA CUTTING THE PLANT Of all our fibrous plants the sisal agave is the one which is destined to hold the foremost place where there ...

Google previewThe Sentinel Almanac and Book of Facts (1899)

The agave is the tree or plant of Mexico and the natives make manifold use of it. Its thorniness makes it a fine hedge. Twine and rope is manufactured from its fibers, and the juice mixed with lye is an excellent soap. The oak belongs to England ...

Google previewNotes on Agave and Furcraea in India (1907)

by James Ramsay Drummond, David Prain

This well-marked Agave is that most widely spread in the drier parts of India, from Mysore to the ...

Google previewTexas Getting Started Garden Guide (2013)

Grow the Best Flowers, Shrubs, Trees, Vines & Groundcovers by Mary Irish

The most cold-hardy large agave is the deep green A. salmiana, which is undamaged at 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

Google previewThe Science of Skinny (2012)

Start Understanding Your Body's Chemistry--and Stop Dieting Forever by Dee McCaffrey

Agave is a succulent plant, similar to aloe, which grows primarily in Mexico. Although manufacturers have claimed that the nectar is taken directly from the succulent leaves straight into the bottle, apparently that is not the truth. Most agave ...

Google previewGreen Smoothies for Life (2016)

by JJ Smith

Agave is a 20. Honey is about a 30. Brown sugar/raw sugar is a 65. And white refined sugar is an 80.

Google previewEnergy Economics (2016)

Markets, History and Policy by Roy L. Nersesian

Agave is a desert plant from which tequila is made. It has high sugar content and grows quickly in dry and poor quality soils unfit for food crops and thus does not affect food production. Agave is said to produce three times more ethanol than ...

Google previewStern's Introductory Plant Biology (2016)

Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews

Agave is a genus of monocots. The plants are perennial, ...

Google previewNew Mexico Cocktails (2016)

A History of Drinking in the Land of Enchantment by Greg Mays

Roasted agave is a gourmet experience; imagine a richer, meatier version of grilled artichoke heart. It would have made a fine meal by itself. But a highproof spirit can also be made from roasted hearts. The roasting process breaks down the ...

Google previewVegan Desserts (2011)

Sumptuous Sweets for Every Season by Hannah Kaminsky

Derived from the same plant as tequila but far less potent, agave is the sweet syrup at the core of cacti. It is available in both light and dark varieties; the dark possesses a more nuanced, complex, and somewhat floral flavor, while the light ...

Google previewBiology , Concepts and Conn. Media Update (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Agave is a genus of monocots.

Google previewPlants

by BPI

Agave is a juicy plant with fibrous leaves. They have sword-shaped leaves that are thick and fleshy. The flowers can live about 10–12 years. Many species of agave are used in making alcoholic beverages like tequila, mescal, and pulque.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Abaca to Buxus (1899)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

Agave Ropes. AGAVE...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Agave Latin and Greek agaue, admirable. A genus of amaryllidaceous plants with many species possesing spiny-margined leaves and tall candelabra-shaped inflorescences. Some species serve as a source of alcoholic beverages. The juice ...

Google previewMansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops (2001)

(Except Ornamentals) by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

Gentry Agave inaequidensK. Koch in Wochenschr. Ver. Befbrder. Gartenbaus 3 (1860) 28.

Google previewAlcohol in Popular Culture: An Encyclopedia (2010)

An Encyclopedia by Rachel Black

TEQUILA Made from blue agave (Agave tequilana), tequila is one of few distilled beverages that does not come from a grain, vegetable, or fruit. Made in Mexico, it is quite popular in the United States. It can be consumed on its own, most often ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Pratical Materia Medica (1900)

by John Henry Clarke

Agave Americana. American Aloe. Century plant. N. 0. Amaryllidaceae. Tincture of fresh-chopped leaves. Gllnlcfl.— Gonorrhtea. Hydrophobia. Scurvy. Stomacace. Chamoteristios.—Agave is an unproved ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of House Plants (1999)

by Nico Vermeulen, Richard Rosenfeld

Agave americana is the hest-known species. In the wild the leaves can reach a length of nearly 2m (6ftl. It remains considerahly smaller when grown in a pot or a container. The variegated forms of this species are the ones usually availahle.

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

Agave / airjet bulking Agave [ah-gah′-vee] A genus of plants native to the western hemisphere that has been distributed worldwide and produces many of the most common leaf fibers, including henequen and sisal. Synonym: aloe. Agave ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

AGAVE Common and scientific name of one of the most economically important plant genera in the family Agavaceae ...

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The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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