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ma·guey

 (mə-gā′, măg′wā)
n. pl. ma·gueys
1. Any of several large agaves of Mexico, such as Agave americana, that are used as a source of fiber, food, and sap, from which pulque is made.
2. The fiber obtained from any of these plants or from closely related plants of the genus Furcraea.

[Spanish, of Cariban origin.]
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maguey

(ˈmæɡweɪ)
n
1. (Plants) any of various tropical American agave plants of the genera Agave or Furcraea, esp one that yields a fibre or is used in making an alcoholic beverage
2. (Textiles) the fibre from any of these plants, used esp for rope
[C16: Spanish, from Taino]
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mag•uey

(ˈmæg weɪ, məˈgeɪ)

n.
1. any of several plants of the agave family, esp. the cantala, Agave cantala.
2. any of various fibers related to or resembling cantala.
[1545–55; < Sp < Taino]
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Noun1.maguey - Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescalmaguey - Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
pulque - fermented Mexican drink from juice of various agave plants especially the maguey
mescal - a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
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
2.maguey - Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twinemaguey - Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
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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