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- noun 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.
- noun A Philippine plant (
Musa textilis) having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc.; called also the abaca.
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- noun The fibre of the
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- noun Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
- noun a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
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Manila + hemp
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