Agave A*ga"ve, n. [L. Agave, prop. name, fr. Gr. ?, fem. of ? illustrious, noble.] (bot.) A genus of plants (order {Amaryllidace[ae]}) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant ({Agave Americana}), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the {pulque} of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields {mescal}. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses. [1913 Webster]

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