Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Asparagales — the agaves, yuccas etc.

Etymologies

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Agave +‎ -aceae

Examples

  • It is known that 75 of the 151 species of Agavaceae in Mexico have a restricted distribution in areas that once served as ecological islands, or refugia.

    Tehuacán Valley matorral

  • - formerly classified as Liliaceae, but more recently placed in the new family Agavaceae - are found in the southwestern (and, to some extent, southeastern) United States, Mexico and the West Indies.

    Mother Earth News Latest 10 Articles

  • - formerly classified as Liliaceae, but more recently placed in the new family Agavaceae - are found in the southwestern (and, to some extent, southeastern) United States, Mexico and the West Indies.

    Mother Earth News Latest 10 Articles

  • - formerly classified as Liliaceae, but more recently placed in the new family Agavaceae - are found in the southwestern (and, to some extent, southeastern) United States, Mexico, and the West Indies.

    Mother Earth News Latest 10 Articles

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