Pronunciation: (mag'wā, mu-gā'; Sp. mä-gā'), [key]
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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