from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of agave, Agave rigida, which yields sisal hemp.
  • n. In Central America and the West Indies, the cajun, Furcræa Cubensis.


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  • As to what he says of cinnamon, and aloes and ginger, incense, myrobolans, sandal woods, I never saw them in this island, at least I did not recognize them; what he says of flax must mean _cabuya_ [364-4] which are leaves like the _cavila_ from which thread is made and cloth or linen can be made from it, but it is more like hemp cloth than linen.

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503

  • There are two sorts of it, _cabuya_ and _nequen_; _cabuya_ is coarse and rough and

    The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503

  • It's no wonder that people such as Francisco Rodríguez are calling the government's bluff and framing the achievements of the government's social programs as more "bulla" than "cabuya".

    Caracas Chronicles


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