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