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hen·e·quenalso hen·e·quin (hĕn′ĭ-kwĭn)
1. A tropical American plant (Agave fourcroydes) having thick, sword-shaped leaves that yield a coarse reddish fiber used in making rope and twine.
2. The fiber obtained from this plant.
[Spanish henequén, perhaps of Arawakan origin.]
1. (Plants) an agave plant, Agave fourcroydes, that is native to Yucatán
2. (Plants) the fibre of this plant, used in making rope, twine, and coarse fabrics
[C19: from American Spanish henequén, probably of Taino origin]
or hen•e•quin(ˈhɛn ə kɪn)
the fiber of an agave, Agave fourcroydes, of Yucatán, used for making ropes, coarse fabrics, etc.
[1875–80; < American Spanish henequén]