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(Plants) a fibre obtained from the plant abaca, used for rope, paper, etc
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Manila 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 etc|
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