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Definition of Agave Americana

Agave Americana
Amole A*mo"le, n. [Mex.] (Bot.) Any detergent plant, or the part of it used as a detergent, as the roots of Agave Americana, Chlorogalum pomeridianum, etc. [Sp. Amer. & Mex.]
Agave Americana
Sisal grass Si*sal" grass`, Sisal hemp Si*sal" hemp`, The prepared fiber of the Agave Americana, or American aloe, used for cordage; -- so called from Sisal, a port in Yucatan. See Sisal hemp, under Hemp.
Agave Americana
Pita Pi"ta, n. [Sp.] (Bot.) (a) A fiber obtained from the Agave Americana and other related species, -- used for making cordage and paper. Called also pita fiber, and pita thread. (b) The plant which yields the fiber.
Agave Americana
Century Cen"tu*ry, n.; pl. Centuries. [L. centuria (in senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See Cent.] 1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things. [Archaic.] And on it said a century of prayers. --Shak. 2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago. Note: Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive years (as, a century of temperance work), usually signifies a division of the Christian era, consisting of a period of one hundred years ending with the hundredth year from which it is named; as, the first century (a. d. 1-100 inclusive); the seventh century (a.d. 601-700); the eighteenth century (a.d. 1701-1800). With words or phrases connecting it with some other system of chronology it is used of similar division of those eras; as, the first century of Rome (A.U.C. 1-100). 3. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers. (b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion. Century plant (Bot.), the Agave Americana, formerly supposed to flower but once in a century; -- hence the name. See Agave. The Magdeburg Centuries, an ecclesiastical history of the first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes, compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at Magdeburg.

Meaning of Agave Americana from wikipedia

- Agave americana, common names century plant, maguey, or American aloe, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Mexico and...
- feedstock. Agave americana var. americana Variegated Century Plant -- Agave americana 'Marginata' Agave americana 'Marginata' Agave americana cv. 'Mediopicta...
- agave) and Agave salmiana. Blue-agave syrup contains 56% fructose as a sugar providing sweetening properties. To produce agave syrup from the Agave americana...
- refer to various American plants: Genus Agave, especially Species Agave americana, the century plant Species Agave salmiana Genus Furcraea, a source of natural...
- Agave america var. franzosinii is an evergreen plant in the family Asparagaceae, subfamily Agavoideae. It is widely cultivated in many places, and has...
- one of two species of edible caterpillars that infest maguey (Agave americana) and Agave tequilana plants.[unreliable source?][unreliable source?] The...
- “arroqueño” (Agave americana L.), el “cirial” (Agave karwinskii Zucc.) y el agave “barril” (Agave rodacantha Zucc.), el “mexicano” (Agave macrocantha)...
- xerophyte is the succulent plant Agave americana. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant po****r across the globe. Agave nectar is garnered from the plant...
- albomarginata Gentry - northeastern Mexico Agave albopilosa I.Cabral - Mexico (Nuevo León) Agave americana L. – American Agave, American Century Plant, Century...
- One of the most familiar plant species in the natural park is Agave (Pita) Americana, a native of tropical America and Mexico. Common names include century...