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Definition of the noun american aloe
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- 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 American aloe: agave / 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
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From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo
While sometimes confused with agave, also called American aloe, aloe vera and agave are not in the same family. Agave blooms rarely and has no gel in its leaves. Aloe vera, on the other hand, is a succulent perennial that is 99 percent water ...
Comprehending All the Modern Improvements in the Art; Whether in the Raising of the Various Esculent Vegetables, Or in the Forcing and Managing of Different Sorts of Fruits and Plants, and that of Laying Out, Ornamenting, and Planting, Gardens and Pleasure Grounds: with Correct Engravings ... from Original Drawings by Sydenham Edwards by R. W. Dickson
Tree African Lil Common Mushroom American Aloe Hairy Ageratum Agrimony Wild Lychnis, Rose Campion Ailanthus Aitonia Bugle Bastard Star of Bethlehem Hollyhock, Rose Mallow Ladies' Mantle Guinea Aloe Garlick, Qnion, Leek, &c.
The Gardeners Dictionary (1754)
Containing the Methods of Cultivating and Improving All Sorts of Trees, Plants, and Flowers, for the Kitchen, Fruit, and Pleasure Gardens; as Also Those which are Used in Medicine. With Directions for the Culture of Vineyards, and Making of Wine in England. In which Likewise are Included the Practical Parts of Husbandry by Philip Miller
The common large American Aloe. 2. Aloe Americana minor. Munt. The lesser American Aloe. 3. Aloe Americana ex Vera Crucc, film angttstioribus, minus glaucis. H. B*<:um. The narrow-leavd Aloe from Vera Cruz. 4. Aloe Americana ex ...
by John F. Mariani
its chief species being the American aloe. It is also called “ mescal” and “century plant,” so named for its long lifespan (whichin fact tops out at thirty ...
A Complete Dictionary of Practical Gardening: comprehending all the modern improvements in the art ... with correct engravings ... from original drawings by Sydenham Edwards (1807)
by Alexander MACDONALD (pseud. [i.e. R. W. Dickson.])
Agave, American Aloe—Viviparous American Aloe—Stinking American Aloe. Aletris, Guinea Aloe — Hyacinth-flowered Aletris—Ceylon Aletris—Cape Aletris —Fragrant Aletris. Aloe, African Aloe. Most of the species, except the Aloe uvaria, ...
IT The American aloe is tho Agave Americana, an Amaryllid. 2. The aloe of Scripture, which is probably tho agallochum. Royle believes that the reason why the aloe proper and the agallochum became confounded was that alloeh, alloet, ...
by Robert L. Gale
" The American Aloe on Exhibition" (1924). Poem, in Weeds and Wildings, as part of a ...
by Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)
AGA ve, American Aloe. – Viviparous American Aloe.
by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji
The foregoing diagnostic characters of Agave, if compared with Fourcroya, should help, however, to remove ambiguity regarding the forms of the so-called American Aloe fibre. An important step would be taken were the fibre-yielding plants to ...
The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1846)
by Alexander Whitelaw
The stem, which bears the blossoms, rises from the centre of the leaves, and, when the plant is in a vigorous state, it frequently exceeds tli«» height of twenty feet An American aloe, in the garden of the king of Prussia, was forty feet hir.il.
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Agave americana, centuryplant, maguey, American aloe
A flower bearing Agave under a stormy sky in Cherronisi beach, Astros Kynouria, Peloponnese, Greece.
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