Definition of agave noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈɡeɪvi//
, BrE//əˈɡɑːvi//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈɡɑːvi//
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a plant that grows in hot dry areas of N and S America, with sharp points on the leaves and tall groups of flowers Word OriginLatin, from Greek Agauē, the name of one of the daughters of Cadmus in Greek mythology, from agauos ‘illustrious’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: agave