[ə'geɪvi, ə'gα:vi]
noun a succulent plant with rosettes of narrow spiny leaves and tall flower spikes, native to the southern US and tropical America. [Genus Agave: numerous species.]
L., from Gk Agauē, the name of one of the daughters of Cadmus in Greek mythology.

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  • Agave — A*ga ve, n. [L. Agave, prop. name, fr. Gr. ?, fem. of ? illustrious, noble.] (bot.) A genus of plants (order {Amaryllidace[ae]}) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant ({Agave Americana}), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agave — [ə gä′vē] n. [ModL < Gr Agauē, a proper name, lit., illustrious, fem. of agauos, famous] any of several plants (genus Agave) of the agave family, as the century plant: some agaves yield a fiber used for rope adj. designating a family… …   English World dictionary

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  • Agave — AGAVE, es, (⇒ Tab. XXII.) des Cadmus und der Harmonia Tochter, heurathete den Echion, einen der Sparter, die aus den gesäeten Zähnen des kastalischen Drachen entstunden, und erzengete mit ihm den Pentheus, welcher dem Großvater Cadmus in der… …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • AGAVE — Cadmi et Hermiones filia, Echioni Thebano nupsit, ex quo Pentheum filium suscepit, qui cum abstemius esset, ac propterea Bacchi sacra despicaretur, ab ipsa matre, reliquisque Maenadibus, inter Bacchanalia, iam Rex Thebarum, membratim discerptus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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