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1. Any of several tropical African and Asian perennial plants of the genus Sansevieria, having thick, swordlike, spine-tipped leaves grouped in rosettes.
2. The fibers of any of these plants, used for bowstrings, cordage, mats, and nets.
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(Textiles) a hemplike fibre obtained from the sansevieria
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1. any of various sansevierias of Asia and Africa.
2. the strong fiber of these plants.
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|Noun||1.||bowstring hemp - hemp obtained from the sansevieria|
hemp - a plant fiber
|2.||bowstring hemp - strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage|
sansevieria, bowstring hemp - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber
|3.||bowstring hemp - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiber|
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Sansevieria - Old World tropical herbaceous perennial of the agave family; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
Ceylon bowstring hemp, Sansevieria zeylanica - plant having thick fibrous leaves transversely banded in light and dark green
mother-in-law's tongue, Sansevieria trifasciata, snake plant - stemless plant having narrow rigid leaves often cultivated as a houseplant
bowstring hemp - strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage
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