from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in the Philippine Islands of Abroma augusta and allied species, the twigs of which yield a strong, white bast-fiber which is easily separated and is superior to sunn-hemp. The plant is readily cultivated and yields three crops a year. See devil's-cotton.


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