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- noun A name given to the American aloe, Agave Americana, which was formerly supposed to flower only after the lapse of a century. See
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- noun An
agave(Agave americana) originally from Mexico but cultivated worldwide.
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- noun tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
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So named because the plant may live for several decades before producing flowers. Once a plant flowers and produces seeds, it dies.
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