American agave


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Noun1.American agave - widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalkAmerican agave - widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk; blooms only after ten to twenty years and then dies
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Agave - type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
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A news item about an American agave plant that has just flowered at the University of Michigan's botanical gardens reminds us that life on Earth is full of wonderful surprises.
South African liquor producers were initially calling their product tequila, but changed the name to American agave because of pressure from the Mexican government.

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