[ UK /ˈæɡe‍ɪv/ ]
  1. tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
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  • My second joyful memory centres round another thing of beauty -- a spiky agave (miscalled aloe) of monstrous dimensions which may be seen in the garden of a certain hill-side hotel. Alone
  • And some of them have those things you used to use in the backyard to cut down the agave plant. OFF THE CHART
  • Unlike tequila, another agave-derived drink, pulque is not distilled. Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - August 1999
  • The balmy air was scented with aloes that were planted all the way up, along with agaves and cactuses. Times, Sunday Times
  • Modern tequila production often uses large autoclaves to steam the agave pina instead.
  • Until five years ago nobody would come here because of the guerrillas, " said Michael McMurdo, a New York City-trained chef who recently opened a Mexican restaurant, Agave Azul, in Santa Marta.
  • Illustration by Jason Lee for The Wall Street Journal More discerning tequila drinkers know it comes from the agave plant and can recognize the difference between the major types: the unaged blancos; reposados, which are aged in oak between two months and a year; and añejos, which spend between one and three years in barrels. Tequila Terroir
  • Grow thorny plants like agave, barberry, cactus, Natal plum, and yucca under rear windows.
  • Across the surface of a vast upland plateau stretched the plains of Maras, fallow fields of gold and russet, broken by hedgerows of agave and patches of brown earth where oxen and ploughmen had been. One River
  • But they, not sure of the voice they heard, sprang up and peered all round; then once again his bidding came; and when the daughters of Cadmus knew it was the Bacchic god in very truth that called, swift as doves they dirted off in cager haste, his mother Agave and her sisters dear and all the Bacchanals; through torrent glen, o'er boulders huge they bounded on, inspired with madness by the god. The Bacchantes
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