A succulent plant with rosettes of narrow spiny leaves and tall flower spikes, native to the southern US and tropical America.
- Genus Agave, family Agavaceae: numerous species, including the century plant
- Species with leathery leaves such as agaves, aloes, echeverias and sanseverias are the obvious choice because they can tolerate extremes of heat, cold and drought.
- Succulent plants such as agaves, aloes, and echeverias are often associated with heat-loving landscapes.
- The often steep and rugged lower slopes of the mountains are dominated by cacti, agaves, yuccas, and thorn-bearing shrubs.
Latin, from Greek Agauē, the name of one of the daughters of Cadmus in Greek mythology, from agauos 'illustrious'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.