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