any of several plants of the genus Agave, of the agave family, especially the cantala, A. cantala.
the fiber from these plants.
a rope made from this or a similar fiber.
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How to use maguey in a sentence
Ximbó — a rare form of chicken barbacoa — which, in the Indigenous Otomi language of Hñahñu Otomi, means “maguey stalks,” is hidden in the Bay AreaMy Endless Search for Ximbó, One of the Rarest Forms of Barbacoa | Bill Esparza | June 25, 2021 | Eater
It was a capacious one, made of the strong plaited thread of the maguey.The Tiger Hunter | Mayne Reid
We reached the town in a motor-car, passing through well cultivated fields of maguey.The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga | Cornelis De Witt Willcox
These poles were the flower stalks of the great American aloe, or maguey-plant—the only thing resembling wood that grew near.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
They were then tied upon poles of maguey, and set upright over the carcasses, so as to dangle and dance about in the wind.The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
A specimen found sitting on a maguey plant in the daytime was pale ashy gray with a pale green upper lip.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico | William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for maguey
any of various tropical American agave plants of the genera Agave or Furcraea, esp one that yields a fibre or is used in making an alcoholic beverage
the fibre from any of these plants, used esp for rope
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