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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal.

Usage examples (34)
  • Blue Agave is sometimes known as maguey, mexic, pita and teometl.
  • The Americanized name for maguey is century plant, and they are pretty common in the Southwest.
  • I can't say I'm all that fond of the taste of maguey, which is similar to a cross between pumpkin and sweet potato.
  • So, maybe you were offered "maguey", which when cold looks like over-ripe fruit. for more
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