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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

Phrases starting with the word 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 Magni
  11. Agave Minor
  12. Agave Mitis
  13. Agave Oweni
  14. Agave Regia
  15. Agave Rudis
  16. Agave Tecta
  17. Agave Zebra

Phrases ending with the word Agave:

  1. Utah Agave
  2. genus agave
  3. Parry Agave

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for 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)

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 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 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 Complete Idiot's Guide to Bartending, 2nd Edition (2010)

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 ...

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 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, ...

Google previewSuper-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 ...

Google previewTequila (2015)

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, ...

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 previewThe Encyclopædia of Geography (1841)

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 ...

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 previewBig 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 ...

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 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 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 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 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 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 previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

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 ...

Google previewSweet Treats around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture (2014)

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 ...

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 ...

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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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