cantala vs maguey what difference

what is difference between cantala and maguey

English

Noun

cantala (countable and uncountable, plural cantalas)

  1. Cebu maguey; a fiber from the leaves of Agave cantala.

Anagrams

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Italian

Verb

cantala

  1. Compound of imperative (tu form) of cantare and la.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish maguey, from Taíno *mawei.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /məˈɡeɪ/

Noun

maguey (plural magueys)

  1. Any of various large agaves of Mexico and the southern US, especially the American aloe, Agave americana.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 424:
      through black fields, where tlachiqueros brought sheepskins slung across their backs full of fresh maguey juice to be fermented, and campesinos in white lined the right-of-way
    • 1985, Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian, Vintage 1992, p. 147:
      and they rode through strange forests of maguey–the aloe or century plant–with immense flowering stalks that rose forty feet into the desert air.
    Synonyms: agave, pita, century plant
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:maguey.

Translations

References

  • maguey on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Agave americana on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Agave americana on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
  • Agave americana at USDA Plants database

Spanish

Alternative forms

  • magüey

Etymology

Borrowed from Taíno *mawei.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maˈɡei/, [maˈɣ̞ei̯]

Noun

maguey m (plural magueyes)

  1. (Latin America) maguey
    Synonym: pita

Further reading

  • “maguey” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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