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Agave sisalana

Definition of the noun agave sisalana

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  1. Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • synonym of Agave sisalana: sisal
    • more generic terms: agave / American aloe / century plant = tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes
    • member of: genus Agave = type genus of the Agavaceae

Phrases with Agave sisalana

  1. Agave Sisalana Armata
  2. Form Agave Sisalana Armata
  3. Variety Agave Sisalana Armata

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

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

Perrine; Agave sisalana Perrine ex Engelm.; Agave sisalana f. armata (Trel.) Trel. ; Agave sisalana var. armata Trel.) Mexico. Perennial, short stem or stemless, thick fleshy thorny leaves in rosette, inflorescence in panicle See Species ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

Agave rigida See agave sisalana. Agave sisalana The botanical name of sisal, formerly known as Agave rigida. agbonrin ilassa See bolo-bolo. ageing 1. A steaming process used to accelerate development of color and design on cloth during ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (2012)

by G. Rehm

maguey cenisio, maguey cenizo Agave sisalana Perrine sisal agave, green agave sisal Sisalagave sisal sisal ...

Google previewDictionary of Daily Life of Indians of the Americas (1981)

mapisaga Nicotiana rustica Nicotiana fabacum Gossypium hirsutum Agave fourcroydes Agave atrovirens Agave tequilana Agave sisalana Bixa orellana Indigofera suffruticosa Protium copal and Cochineal Insects Jatropha curcas | Nopalea ...

Google previewChemical Dictionary of Economic Plants (2001)

by Jeffrey B. Harborne, Herbert Baxter

Agave lurida Sisal, 750 Agave sisalana Sisal, 750 Ageratum conyzoides Floss flower, 603 Ageratum.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants (2005)

Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications by Christian R├Ątsch

great quantities of fibers obtained from the leaves of the sisal agave (Agave sisalana) are used to produce a variety of fiber products. This species can also be used to produce inebriating beverages. (Plantation at San ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environment and Society (2007)

FIVE-VOLUME SET by Paul Robbins

Agave sisalana) similar to that used to produce tequila, to the United States where it was used to bind wheat. Successive years of bumper wheat crops and a free trade zone in New Orleans made sisal production so profitable that by the 1920s ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

sisal (Agave sisalana), originating in Yucatan (Mexico) and introduced into Kenya and Tanganyika; and (b) henequen (Agave fourcroydes), which is closely related, and also grows in Yucatan. The plant forms a clump of sharp ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

sisal the dried leaf-fibre from one of a number of Central American plants, especially Agave sisalana; used for making ropes and matting. sisal matting a natural floor covering woven from sisal fibres. sistrum ornament ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

Agave Sisalana Sunn. Crotalaria juncea Water. Eupatorium cannabinum, Acnida cannabina, and Bidens tripartita Willow. Acnida cannabina Hemp-Agrimony. Eupatorium cannabinum Aromatic. Eupatorium aromaticum Nettle-leaved.

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