Etymology
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maguey (n.)

"agave plant, the American aloe," 1550s, from Spanish, from Taino (Arawakan), a native Haitian language.

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Definitions of maguey

maguey (n.)
Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal;
Synonyms: Agave atrovirens
maguey (n.)
Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine;
Synonyms: cantala / Agave cantala
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