American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bananalike plant (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines and having broad leaves with long stalks.
- n. The fibers obtained from the stalks of this plant, used to make cordage, fabric, and paper. Also called manila, Manila hemp.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The native Philippine name of the plant Musa textilis, which yields manila hemp. Also spelled abaka.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under manila.
- n. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
- n. Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
- From Spanish abacá, from Tagalog abaká (native name for the plant). (Wiktionary)
- Spanish abacá, from Tagalog abaka. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We were shown a species of banana, called abaca, the finer filaments of which, mixed with silk, are manufactured into native cloth.”
“Others can decipher the calendar and the lives of the saints, can sign their names with tolerable facility, and can make the simpler arithmetical calculations with the help of the stchety, a little calculating instrument, composed of wooden balls strung on brass wires, which resembles the "abaca" of the old Romans, and is universally used in Russia.”
“The latter, which was made of "abaca," the fibre of a banana, vulgarly called "Manilla hemp," although recommended on account of its great elasticity, was not of much use on board ship.”
“The product was made from powder coated iron frame with abaca rope weaving.”
“To anchor the restaurant in its location, Rockwell Group surrounded the restaurant walls and ceilings with large hand-woven curvilinear abaca panels to evoke an environment submerged under an ocean wave, and added accents of traditional Middle Eastern vernacular architecture such as hand-wrought iron columns of flowers, leaves and buds.”
“This has to be a good thing given that just a few years ago no one would have imagined names like Givenchy, Versace, or Burberry coming together to explore the possibilities of fibers like hemp, abaca, or bamboo for their future collections.”
“This was extremely useful as many of us are familiar with eco-fibers like bamboo, hemp, organic cotton or wool, and soybean, but are less familiar with abaca, lyocell, mud silk, sasawashi, or peace silk, for example.”
“Their gorgeous line of residential fabrics do not have any toxic finishes and are made from 100 percent biodegradable natural fibers including bamboo, hemp, linen, organic cotton, , abaca and wool.”
“OEcotextiles uses a variety of fibers, including linen from Italy, organic cotton from Peru, bamboo from China, hemp from Romania, and abaca from Ecuador, all grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.”
“Adding tactile rugs—everything from wool kilim to plush chenille to nubby abaca—introduces another layer of textural depth.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘abaca’.
Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
includes words of the "Prodcom list"
aa gets over 40 hits
aardvark 49 hits
abbatoir 103 hits
abjure 138 hits
Words that have only one of the vowels. On this list I include only words with at least three vowels. When I first started the list, if a word had several forms, I generally listed only the one wit...
Words I've come across while reading and looked up in the dictionary.
hard word word 4 strong vocab
Well, here comes all the words that begin with an A.
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