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Definition of the noun agave
What does agave mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: agaves
- tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- synonyms of agave: American aloe / century plant
- more generic terms: desert plant / xerophile / xerophilous plant / xerophyte / xerophytic plant = plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water
- more specific terms:
- Agave americana / American agave = widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk
- Agave sisalana / sisal = Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope
- Agave cantala / cantala / maguey = Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
- Agave atrovirens / maguey = Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
- Agave tequilana = Mexican plant used especially for making tequila
- dracaena = an agave that is often cultivated for its decorative foliage
- Nolina microcarpa / bear grass = stemless plant with tufts of grasslike leaves and erect panicle of minute creamy white flowers
- bowstring hemp / sansevieria = grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
- member of: Agavaceae / agave family / family Agavaceae / sisal family = chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae
- 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.
- Agave is a fictional character from the 1989 film Oh Babylon.
Phrases with Agave
Phrases starting with the word Agave:
- Agave Hybr
- Agave lata
- Agave Laxa
- Agave Noah
- Agave Aurea
- Agave Cocui
- Agave Entea
- Agave Erosa
- Agave Fusca
- Agave Magni
- Agave Minor
- Agave Mitis
- Agave Oweni
- Agave Regia
- Agave Rudis
- Agave Tecta
- Agave Zebra
Phrases ending with the word Agave:
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Agave
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Survival: 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.
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 ...
The 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...
Culinary 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.
Money and Time Saving Solutions for Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Diets by Nicolette M. Dumke
AGAVE is a relatively new liquid sweetener.
The 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 ...
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.
by Amy Zavatto
Blue agave is a spiky, bluishgreen, prehistoriclooking succulent that can grow up to 8 feet tall and takes 7 to 12 years before it can be harvested. When it's ready, special harvesters called jimadores, using extremely sharp, flat metal tools with ...
Recipes for Healthy and Delicious Cookies, Cakes, Muffins, Scones, Pies, Puddings, Breads and Pizzas by Kelly Keough
Agave is a very affordable, super healthy sugar alternative and is found inmost health food stores. It replaceshoney and isused inmybaking asa liquid sugar. Theblue weber agaveplant makes many products,themost popular ofwhich is tequila, ...
Super-Charged Smoothies (2010)
by Mary Corpening Barber, Sara Corpening Whiteford
Raw agave is a perfect sweetener for raw foodists and the health conscious because it is produced at temperatures below 118oF/48oC to protect its natural enzymes. Agave nectar naturally contains quantities of iron, calcium, potassium, and ...
A Global History by Ian Williams
Agave is the scientific name for the plant the Spanish called maguey and the indigenous peoples of Mexico called mezcal. They did not pick up the word maguey from any of the mainland Mexican languages but from the Carib native peoples, ...
Energy 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 ...
Comprising a Complete Description of the Earth, Physical, Statistical, Civil, and Political ... by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, Sir William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
Agave is a very pleasant subacid; and ferments readily, owing to the saccharine and mucilaginous properties that it contains. The smell, however, of the liquor that is obtained is most putrid and disgusting, but those Europeans who have ...
New 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 ...
Big Vegan (2011)
More than 350 Recipes No Meat/No Dairy All Delicious by Robin Asbell
Agave is a great choice, because it is mostly fructose, a kind of sugar that has less of a metabolic impact. It also has a clean, sweet taste and dissolves easily into liquids. Using dry, crystallized sweeteners allows you to do the creaming step ...
Vegan 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 ...
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.
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 ...
(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.
by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji
Agave Ropes. AGAVE...
Encyclopedia 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.
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 ...
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 ...
by Donald Wyman
AGAVE (ag-AH-ve). This is the most important group of "succulents" in the Amaryllis Family. The species is often grown as a house-potted or tubbed plant, but under such conditions it never grows large enough to flower. As a house plant it ...
An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture by Timothy G. Roufs, Kathleen Smyth Roufs
Agave honey is mainly produced from the blue agave of the southern Mexican highlands·the same succulent used in the production of tequila and mescal. Agave honey is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, as a sweetener ...
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 ...
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This is the plant that was roasted here in the pit.
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Agave North of Jalpa, Zacatecas
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A second agave in flower on Falmouth Sea Front.
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- Agave tiled
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- Agave in flower
Agave on Falmouth sea front, in one of its rare bursts of flowering, viewed from Queen Mary Gardens.
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- Agave augustifolia marginata
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Scrabble value of A1G2A1V4E1
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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