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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 aga·ve /əˈgɑvi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 aga·ve /əˈgɑvɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·ga·ve prop. n.  Bot. A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceae) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (Agave Americana), wrongly called Aloe.  It takes from ten to seventy years, according to climate, to attain maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes.  The juice has purgative and diuretic properties.  The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal.  A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous
          sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some
          cultivated for ornament or for fiber [syn: century plant,
           American aloe]