Agave (noun)

  1. A large rosette-forming succulent plant native to Mexico and the southwestern United States, with large, spiky leaves and a tall flower spike, typically used for the production of tequila, mescal, and fiber.
  2. A plant of the genus Agave, which includes the century plant.
  3. A sweet, syrupy liquid extracted from the root of the agave plant, used as a sweetener, particularly in Mexican cooking.

Origin:

From spanish, from nahuatl ─ühuacatl "agave".

Examples:

  1. Agave is an important ingredient in the production of tequila.
  2. The Agave plant has large, spiky leaves and a tall flower spike.
  3. Agave syrup is a popular alternative sweetener to sugar.
  4. The agave plant is native to the deserts of Mexico and the southwestern United States.
  5. Agave fibers have been used for centuries by native peoples to make textiles, rope and paper.
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