Origin of agave
Examples from the Web for agave
The agave juice is then extracted using a round stone wheel called a tahona before being distilled twice.
Agave plants take up to 10 years to mature before being harvested.
Tequila, the Mexican spirit made from the agave plant, can be found in bars around the world.Business Longreads for the Week of October 19, 2013|William O’Connor|October 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Just before serving, add some more lemon juice, salt, pepper, and agave to balance.
Another choice is agave nectar, made from a type of cactus that grows in Mexico (yes, tequila fans, that cactus).How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes|Diana Le Dean|February 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of all these properties of the agave the Toltecs were cognizant.Mexico|Susan Hale
The Indians, in the ancient cities of Mexico, satisfied their need for pins by using the thorn of the agave.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Close to where I had seated myself grew a large plant of the Mexican aloe (agave Americana).The War Trail|Mayne Reid
Many plants have spines or thorns, and succulent plants like agave, aloe and prickly pear are common.Modern Geography|Marion I. Newbigin
Broken with grief, Agave passes out slowly to her banishment.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
British Dictionary definitions for agave
Word Origin for agave
Word Origin and History for agave
American aloe plant, 1797, from Latin Agave, from Greek Agaue, proper name in mythology (mother of Pentheus), from agauos "noble," perhaps from agasthai "wonder at," from gaiein "to rejoice, exult," with intensive prefix a-. The name seems to have been taken generically by botanists, the plant perhaps so called for its "stately" flower stem.