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  • n. In the Philippine Islands, a thin fabric woven from the fibers of the Manila plantain, Musa textilis, and pineapple leaves, to which filaments of imported silk are sometimes added and sometimes a little cotton. It is woven principally in Iloilo and western Luzon: used for women's dresses and, to some extent, for men's shirts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Philippine Islands, a thin fabric woven from the fibers of the Manila plantain, Musa textilis, and pineapple leaves, to which filaments of imported silk are sometimes added and sometimes a little cotton. It is woven principally in Iloilo and western Luzon: used for women's dresses and, to some extent, for men's shirts.

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