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Definition of the noun american agave
What does american agave mean as a name of something?
- widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk; blooms only after ten to twenty years and then dies
- lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
- scientific names: Agave rasconensis / species Agave rasconensis / Agave spectabilis / species Agave spectabilis / Aloe americana / species Aloe americana / Agave americana
- 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
- geographic area: Caribbean, North America, Oceania
- observational distribution: specimen and observational data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility Network (not necessarily true occurrence density gradients)
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Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi
English: agave, American agave, American aloe, century plant Brazil: piteira, caraguatu-acu, caraota-ac.u, gravata-acu Bolivia: ...
by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)
Common great American Agave. ] Agave with large , widely indented leaves, all the denticles ending in a fharp fpine, and branching flower stem. Karieties. J Common American Agave with gold striped leaves. – Common American Agave with ...
by John Wilkes (of Milland House, Sussex)
Agave Americana, or common American agave: stemless; leaves tooth-thorny. The great American aloe, as it is commonly called, has been long preserved in the English gardens, -where, for many years past, (here have been several of the ...
by Sir Joseph Paxton, John Lindley
america'na, Common American Agave ; great American Aloe ; stem- less ; leaves toothed, spiny ; scape branched ; tube of corol contracted in the middle ; stem longer than corol ; flowers yellow ; August, October ; height twenty feet.
The gardeners dictionary (1835)
by Philip Miller
— The common American agave (or great American ...
A Dictionary of Psychology (2009)
by Andrew M. Colman
[From Spanish mezcal, from Nahuatl mexcalli mescal liquor, from metl the tropical American agave plant + lxcalll a stew or concoction] mesencephalic locomotor region n. An area of the 'reticular formation in the mesencephalon or midbrain ...
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