Definitions for magueyˈmæg weɪ, məˈgeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag•ueyˈmæg weɪ, məˈgeɪ(n.)

  1. any of several plants of the agave family, esp. the cantala

    Agave cantala.

    Category: Plants

  2. any of various fibers related to or resembling cantala.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of maguey:

1545–55; < Sp < Taino

Princeton's WordNet

  1. maguey, Agave atrovirens(noun)

    Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal

  2. maguey, cantala, Agave cantala(noun)

    Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine


  1. maguey(Noun)

    Any of various large agaves of Mexico and the southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.

  2. Origin: From maguey, from Taino maguey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maguey(noun)

    the century plant, a species of Agave (A. Americana). See Agave

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