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century plant

Syllabification: cen·tu·ry plant

Definition of century plant in English:

noun

A stemless agave with long spiny leaves, which produces a tall flowering stem after many years of growth and then dies. Also called American aloe.
  • Agave americana, family Agavaceae
Example sentences
  • Its larger counterpart, the agave or century plant, like a tank-trap, can still be seen used as a washing line, with the clothes hung on the huge spikes.
  • The botanical gardens currently has a century plant which is about to flower.
  • Someone else knew where there was a century plant by the side of the road.

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