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- n. A Hindu scripture.
- n. Any member of the genus Puya of bromeliad plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants of the order Bromeliaceæ, unlike the rest of its tribe Pitcairnieæ in its loculicidal, not septicidal, dehiscence, and otherwise characterized by a filiform style, three-valved capsule, and numerous seeds surrounded by a wing.
- n. See pooa.
- n. A textile fiber yielded by the pooa.
Skipped the guajillos to try some puya chiles ... they seem to be quite hot.
The picadores are dully clad in brown, their legs protected by steel armor, their stolid, fleshy heads crowned by the steel, Saturn-like helms, and they carry the cruel picas, the lance with the puya, the steel head.
Some scholars believe that the term Chachapoya is a corruption of sacha puya.
The mountain slope had the aspect of a desert garden, with great cascades of Spanish moss, flowering stalks of puya and aloe, and cacti of many species growing alongside bunch grass, lycopodiums, and hardy orchids.
The puya had never blossomed before so staff weren't sure about when the flowers would come.
It is said - by Alasdair Moore, of Tresco Abbey Garden, on the Isles of Scilly - that, plucked on a dewy morning - one puya flower contains a delicious nip of syrupy nectar, providing a honey espresso for the jaded gardener, as well as the busy pollinator.
We're obviously doing something right because two other species of puya are showing signs that they will also soon be in flower.
When the puya blossoms, the individual flowers can measure a couple of inches and provide a deep receptacle for the nectar that the birds, bees and even some gardeners - with due diligence to the vicious thorns - to enjoy.
As they rot, they become compost and feed the soil around the puya.
Omar brings together the guembri, a traditional musical instrument from the Gnawa culture of North Africa, with bata drums, and Afro-Venezuelan percussion instruments such as the quitipla and culo e 'puya.
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