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maguey

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish maguey, from Taino maguey.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maguey (plural magueys)

  1. Any of various large agaves of Mexico and the southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 424:
      through black fields, where tlachiqueros brought sheepskins slung across their backs full of fresh maguey juice to be fermented, and campesinos in white lined the right-of-way
    • 1985, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, Vintage 1992, p. 147:
      and they rode through strange forests of maguey--the aloe or century plant--with immense flowering stalks that rose forty feet into the desert air.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Taino maguey.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

maguey m (plural magueyes)

  1. maguey