Definitions for magueyˈmæg weɪ, məˈgeɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mag•ueyˈmæg weɪ, məˈgeɪ(n.)
any of several plants of the agave family, esp. the cantala
any of various fibers related to or resembling cantala.
Origin of maguey:
1545–55; < Sp < Taino
maguey, Agave atrovirens(noun)
Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
maguey, cantala, Agave cantala(noun)
Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
Any of various large agaves of Mexico and the southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.
Origin: From maguey, from Taino maguey.
the century plant, a species of Agave (A. Americana). See Agave