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Agave Family

Definition of the noun agave family

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  1. chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae

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Google previewDictionary of Herbs, Spices, Seasonings, and Natural Flavorings (2013)

by Carole J. Skelly

Acerrubrum red maple scarlet maple soft maple swamp maple Acer saccharum hardmaple rockmaple sugarmaple Acerspicatum mountain maple Agavaceae [Agave family] Agave americanaagave American aloe ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants (2016)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set) by Umberto Quattrocchi

1920, The Agave Family in ...

Google previewCrossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)

by Murali Mohan Hundigam

Plantlike marine creature—sea anemone Plant louse—aphid Plant of the Agave family—yucca Plant of the buttercup family—anemone Plant of the daisy family—dahlia Plant of the daisy family with bright showy colours—zinnia Plant of the ...

Google previewThe Godzone Dictionary (2010)

Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases by Max Cryer

in Britain they are imported as Torquay palms, though they actually belong to the agave family. cab sav abbrev. of cabernet sauvignon, a thick- skinned red grape widely used in the Bordeaux region, and elsewhere (including New Zealand), ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

agave family \3-'ga-ve\ Family Agavaceae of the order Liliales. composed of short-stemmed, often woody plants found in tropical, ...

Google previewTaylor's Encyclopedia of Garden Plants (2003)

by Frances Tenenbaum

Agave family, Agavaceae. All of the 13 species that belong to the genus Polianthes are tender perennials native to Texas and Mexico . They have tuberous, bulblike bases and thick roots, both of which grow from ...

Google previewBritannica Concise Encyclopedia (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

(See AGAVE FAMILY.) It contains 40–50% alcohol. It was developed soon after the Spaniards brought distillation to Mexico, and is named for the town of Tequila. It is mixed with lime juice and orange liqueur to make the margarita cocktail, ...

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Small photo of Black and white image of a variegated succulent plant from the agave family makes a beautiful abstractSmall photo of huge maguey plants are over 25 years old. Maguey is in the agave family and used for cooking and making liquor. it is also known as agave americana or american aloe More...

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