Manila hemp


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Manila hemp

n.
See abaca.

Manila hemp

or

Manilla hemp

n
(Plants) a fibre obtained from the plant abaca, used for rope, paper, etc

a•ba•ca

(ˌæb əˈkɑ, ˌɑ bə-)

n., pl. -cas.
1. a Philippine plant, Musa textilis, of the banana family.
2. Also called Manila hemp. Its fiber is used for rope, fabrics, etc.
[1810–20; < Sp < Tagalog abaká]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Manila hemp - a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the PhilippinesManila hemp - a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
hemp - a plant fiber
2.Manila hemp - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etcManila hemp - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
banana, banana tree - any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
Translations
Abaka
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With these guidelines and expected government support, the country can only hope the Philippine abaca, known to many as Manila hemp, would continue to get stronger as an industry.
There used to be an enclave of Japanese migrants who cultivated and exported abaca from Davao, which later became known as Manila hemp.
com, $32,000); hand-painted manila hemp wall covering, Chinois our Way, from Phillip Jeffries.
The wraps are made from natural fibres, particularly abaca or manila hemp, a tree-like plant indigenous to the Philippines of the same genus as the common banana.
Abaca, also known as Manila hemp is native to the Philippines where the plant is cultivated by some 90,000 farmers who are currently producing 80,000 tons of fiber each year.
The Manila Hemp, Musa textilis, a relative of the Banana plant, is widely used in ship's rigging and for sacking.
The raw sisal and Manila hemp fiber was delivered to the prison by rail in 400-pound bales.
Oji Fiber, a new company specializing in production of paper fibers from Manila hemp, has been incorporated.