Meaning of maguey

mag•uey

Pronunciation: (mag'wā, mu-gā' Sp. mä-gā'), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants of the genus Agave, of the agave family, esp. the cantala, A. cantala.
  2. the fiber from these plants.
  3. a rope made from this or a similar fiber.
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