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bowstring hemp

n.
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.

bowstring hemp

n
(Textiles) a hemplike fibre obtained from the sansevieria

bow′string hemp`


n.
1. any of various sansevierias of Asia and Africa.
2. the strong fiber of these plants.
[1865–70]
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Noun1.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
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
3.bowstring hemp - grown as a houseplant for its mottled fleshy sword-shaped leaves or as a source of fiberbowstring 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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The project consists of the physical removal of all Category I and II Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council (FLEPPC) listed species occurring on selected Monroe County conservation lands, followed by herbicide application and chipping of all resulting biomass (except as described below for bowstring hemp and leadtree seeds).
Bowstring hemp is taken from Sanseveria, a popular house plant.