to change into or make like .
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.
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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.
a city in W central Massachusetts. Historical Examples A seedling of Post-oak crossed with Agawam; from Munson, about 1885. The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick Although Agawam ripens soon after Concord, it can be kept much longer and even improves in flavor after picking. Manual of American Grape-Growing U. P. Hedrick A few […]