from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name, in the Philippines, of Saguerus pinnatus, a palm yielding a beautiful black, horsehair-like fiber which is very durable under water and is used for making cables for towing and ropes for the standing rigging of vessels. The name is also applied to the jaggery-palm, Caryota urens, which yields the kittul fiber of commerce. See gomuti, 2, ejoo, medrinack, and kittul, 2.


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