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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various durable fibers found in the phloem of certain plants, especially flax, hemp, and jute, used in making rope and baskets.

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  • n. strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants


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