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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A valuable East Indian fiber plant (Hibiscus cannabinus), or its fiber, which is used throughout India for making ropes, cordage, and a coarse canvas and sackcloth; -- called also brown Indian hemp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An East Indian plant, Hibiscus cannabinus. See Hibiscus.


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