maguey :

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

  • Only two years ago Sahagun was a textbook example of Mexican poverty, peopled by sleepy peons who made a living tapping "honey water" from the heart of the maguey cactus to .
  • 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.
  • Last week Zonite directors decided to purchase controlling interest in the Agmel Corporation, whose therapeutic products are derived from aguamiel, the sap of the Mexican maguey .

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