abaca

[n] - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
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Abaca

Ab'a·ca (ăb'ȧ*kȧ) noun [ The native name.] The Manila-hemp plant ( Musa textilis ); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila .
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abaca

<botany>The Manila hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fibre. ... Origin: The native name. ... (19 Mar 1998) ...
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abaca

Manila hemp noun Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
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Abaca

• (n.) The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.
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abaca

(Musa textilis), plant of the family Musaceae, and its fibre, which is second in importance among the leaf fibre (q.v.) group. Abaca fibre, unlike ... [2 related articles]
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Abaca

Abaca or Manila Hemp, is a strong fibre yielded by the leaf-stalks of a kind of plantain (Musa textllis) which grows in the Indian Archipelago, and is cultivated in the Philippines. The outer fibres of the leafstalks are made into strong and durable ropes, the inner into various fine fabrics.
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Abaca

a banana-like plant (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines which has broad leaves with long stalks. The fibres obtained from the stalks are used to make cordage, fabric, and paper. (Also called manila and manila hemp.)
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abacá

abacá: see Manila hemp.
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Abacá

Abacá (ɑː {respell|ah-bə|KAH|`}; abacá aβaˈka), binomial name Musa textilis, is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The plant, also known as Manila hemp, has great economic importance, being harvested for its fiber, also called Manila hemp, extracted from th....
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Abaca

The white variety is a new breed Palomino between x Treixadura Blanca 45; the crossing took place in Spain.
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Abaca

A fiber obtained from the leafstalks of the abaca plant, a member of the banana family of plants. See also manila hemp.
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