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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several tropical African and Asian perennial plants of the genus Sansevieria, having thick, swordlike, spine-tipped leaves grouped in rosettes.
  • noun The fibers of any of these plants, used for bowstrings, cordage, mats, and nets.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hemp obtained from the sansevieria
  • noun grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
  • noun strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage

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