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Definitions of agave

  1. tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A genus of plants, embracing the century-plant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. The American aloe. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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  1. It is evidence of the total ignorance in which the two nations remained of each other, that the Peruvians should have borrowed nothing of the hieroglyphical system of the Mexicans, and this, notwithstanding that the existence of the maguey plant, agave in South America might have furnished them with the very material used by the Aztecs for the construction of their maps. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
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