to change into or make like .
to change into or make like . Historical Examples Men call it agatized wood, by a feeble effort to translate the mystery of its existence; but it is not wood, except to the eye. Mercy Philbrick’s Choice Helen Hunt Jackson
a variegated chalcedony showing curved, colored bands or other markings. a playing marble made of this substance, or of glass in imitation of it. Printing. a 5½-point type of a size between pearl and nonpareil. Compare (def 5). noun an impure microcrystalline form of quartz consisting of a variegated, usually banded chalcedony, used as a […]
any of numerous American plants belonging to the genus Agave, of the agave family, species of which are cultivated for economic or ornamental purposes: A. arizonica, of central Arizona, is an endangered species. Contemporary Examples The agave juice is then extracted using a round stone wheel called a tahona before being distilled twice. Grab A […]
- Agave family
the plant family Agavaceae, characterized by herbaceous or woody plants having rhizomes, a basal cluster of toothed, sword-shaped leaves, and a tall, dense spike of flowers, including the agave, century plant, dracaena, sansevieria, sisal, and yucca.