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  • n. The fibre of the abaca.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the fiber of Musa textilis.
  • n. A fibrous material obtained from the abaca plant (Musa textilis), a plant allied to the banana, growing in the Philippine and other East India islands; -- called also by the native name abaca. From it matting, canvas, ropes, and cables are made.
  • n. A Philippine plant (Musa textilis) having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc.; called also the abaca.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
  • n. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines

Etymologies

Manila + hemp (Wiktionary)

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