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ลองค้นหาคำในรูปแบบอื่นๆ เพื่อให้ได้ผลลัพธ์มากขึ้นหรือน้อยลง: -century plant-, *century plant*
English-Thai: HOPE Dictionary [with local updates]
century plantn. ต้นไม้จำพวก Agave americana, Syn. agave

Thai-English-French: Volubilis Dictionary 1.0
อากาเว่[n. exp.] (ākāwē) EN: Century Plant ; Agave ; maguey ; Agave americana   FR: agave [m]

Japanese-English: EDICT Dictionary
竜舌蘭;龍舌蘭[りゅうぜつらん;リュウゼツラン, ryuuzetsuran ; ryuuzetsuran] (n) (1) (uk) agave; maguey; (2) American aloe; century plant (Agave americana) [Add to Longdo]

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Maguey \Mag"uey\, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.]
     (Bot.)
     Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century
     plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to
     come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and
     the {Agave atrovirens}, a Mexican plant used especially for
     making {pulque}, the source of the colorless Mexican liquor
     {mescal}; and the {cantala} ({Agave cantala}), a Philippine
     plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine. See
     {Agave}.
     [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. A hard fibre used in making coarse twine, derived from the
        Philippine Agave cantala ({Agave cantala}); also called
        {cantala}.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Century \Cen"tu*ry\, n.; pl. {Centuries}. [L. centuria (in
     senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See
     {Cent}.]
     1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a
        hundred things. [Archaic.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              And on it said a century of prayers.  --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place
        over two centuries ago.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used
           in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive
           years (as, a century of temperance work), usually
           signifies a division of the Christian era, consisting
           of a period of one hundred years ending with the
           hundredth year from which it is named; as, the first
           century ({a}. {d}. 1-100 inclusive); the seventh
           century ({a}.{d}. 601-700); the eighteenth century
           ({a}.{d}. 1701-1800). With words or phrases connecting
           it with some other system of chronology it is used of
           similar division of those eras; as, the first century
           of Rome (A.U.C. 1-100).
           [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Rom. Antiq.)
        (a) A division of the Roman people formed according to
            their property, for the purpose of voting for civil
            officers.
        (b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army
            was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     {Century plant} (Bot.), the {Agave Americana}, formerly
        supposed to flower but once in a century; -- hence the
        name. See {Agave}.
  
     {The Magdeburg Centuries}, an ecclesiastical history of the
        first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes,
        compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at
        Magdeburg.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  century plant
      n 1: tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous
           sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some
           cultivated for ornament or for fiber [syn: {agave},
           {century plant}, {American aloe}]

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