Definition of century plant in English:

century plant

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  • A large stemless agave with long spiny leaves, which produces a very tall flowering stem after many years of growth and then dies. Also called American aloe.
    • Agave americana, family Agavaceae
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    • 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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