Agave cantala
Maguey Mag"uey, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the {Agave atrovirens}, a Mexican plant used especially for making {pulque}, the source of the colorless Mexican liquor {mescal}; and the {cantala} ({Agave cantala}), a Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. See {Agave}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. A hard fibre used in making coarse twine, derived from the Philippine Agave cantala ({Agave cantala}); also called {cantala}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Agave cantala — Maguey Mag uey, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agave cantala — ID 1802 Symbol Key AGCA9 Common Name cantala Family Agavaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Agave cantala — noun Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine • Syn: ↑maguey, ↑cantala • Hypernyms: ↑agave, ↑century plant, ↑American aloe • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Agave …   Useful english dictionary

  • AGAVE CANTALA ROXB. - АГАВА КАНТАЛА, МАГЕЙ — см. 197. Многолетнее растение. A. cantala Roxb. А. кантала, Магей Hort. Beng. (1814) 125. Ергольская, Ишков (1928) 191. Burkill (1935) 68. Wealth of India, Industr. prod. (1951) 197. S у n. A. cantula Roxb.; A. laxa Karw.; Fourcroya cantala Voigt …   Справочник растений

  • Agave cantala Roxb. — Symbol AGCA9 Common Name cantala Botanical Family Agavaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Agave — deserti im Palm Canyon im Süden von Palm Springs (Kalifornien) Systematik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Agave —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Agave (mythologie grecque).  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cantala — [kan′tə lə, kan tä′lə] n. [< ?] a hard fiber derived from the leaves of an agave (Agave cantala): used in making twine …   English World dictionary

  • cantala — noun 1. hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants • Syn: ↑Cebu maguey, ↑manila maguey • Hypernyms: ↑fiber, ↑fibre 2. Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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