Origin of century plant
Examples from the Web for century plant
Name from , noble,—not inappropriate as applied to A. Americana, the Century-plant.
She had not time to evolve a century-plant, or elaborate an oak-tree, before man would be upon it again.Upon The Tree-Tops|Olive Thorne Miller
In one garden that we visited we saw a century-plant 222 in bud.Palmetto-Leaves|Harriet Beecher Stowe
Well seasoned he is, of course, and suitable as a prop for a century-plant, but not for a scarlet runner!Polly Oliver's Problem|Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin