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maguey vs. agave
[ mag-wey, muh-gey; Spanish mah-gey ]
- 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.
[ uh-gah-vee, uh-gey- ]
- any of numerous American plants belonging to the genus Agave, of the agave family, species of which are cultivated for economic or ornamental purposes: A. arizonica, of central Arizona, is an endangered species.