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

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the tenacious fiber of the Sanseviera Zeylanica, growing in India and Africa, from which bowstrings are made.
  • n.

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

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


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