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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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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 Thomas MAWE (and ABERCROMBIE (John) Horticulturist.), John ABERCROMBIE (Horticulturist.)
AGA ve, American Aloe. – Viviparous American Aloe.
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 ...
by Archibald Alexander
The American aloe is famous for its fine flowers of the lily- kind ; the Asian for the useful drug propared from it. The drug aloe is formed of the juice of the leaves, fresh plucked and squeezed, set to harden in the sun : th'j succotrine aloe is made ...
The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1874)
The American aloe (see next article) is a different plant altogether ; as are also the aloes or lign-aloes of Scripture, which are supposed to be the Aquilaria Agallochum, or aloes-wood (q. v.) Aloe, the Great or American (Agate Americana) , is a ...
The Botanist's and Gardener's New Dictionary; in which is Also Comprised, A Gardener's Calendar ... and to which is Prefixed an Introduction to the Linnæan System of Botany (1763)
by James WHEELER (Gardener at Gloucester.)
AGAVE, the name by which Linnaaus calls agenus of plants, which by former botnnists was deemed a spe- ' cies of aloe, and in English is termed the common American Aloe. See the article ALoe. Characterr. The agave is a genUS of the ...
Containing the Names, Classes, Orders, Generic Characters, and Specific Distinctions of the Several Plants Cultivated in England, According to ... Linnaeus ... In which is Also Comprised, a Gardener's Calendar ... and to which is Prefixed, an Introduction to the Linnaean System of Botany ... by James Wheeler
AGAVE, the name by which Linnæus calls a genus os plants, which by sormer botanists was deemed a species os aloe, and in English is termed the common American Aloe. See the article Aloe. CharaSers. The agave is a genus os the order ...
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 ...
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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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