maguey maguey

Definition(s):

  1. (n) Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
  2. (n) Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine

Usage(s):

  1. They heralded the end of the dry season and of the dust clouds raised by the afternoon wind from the cornfields and the green rows of the maguey.
  2. When the procession reached the end of the International Highway's hard surface, construction gangs served mezcal, drunk with maguey worm salt.
  3. He made other hats from zacate, the maguey fiber Mexicans use instead of steel wool, and the cheap woven straw strips used to cinch saddles under horses' bellies.

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Quotes

  • "Cover crops such as ramie, maguey and kudzu can also mitigate damages from strong rains and winds," Escudero said.
    on Oct 4, 2009 By: Francis Escudero Source: Philippine Star

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