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n. Philippine plant which yields long fibers that are used to make rope and other items

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Abacá
Abacá ( ; ), binomial name Musa textilis, is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The plant, also known as Manila hemp, has great economic importance, being harvested for its fiber, also called Manila hemp, extracted from the leaf-stems. The plant grows to , and averages about . The fiber was originally used for making twines and ropes; now most is pulped and used in a variety of specialized paper products including tea bags, filter paper and banknotes. It is classified as a hard fiber, along with coirhenequin and sisal.

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abaca

Noun
1. a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines
(synonym) Manila hemp, Manilla hemp
(hypernym) hemp
2. Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
(synonym) Manila hemp, Musa textilis
(hypernym) banana, banana tree


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abaca
nm. abaca, Philippine plant which yields long fibers that are used to make rope and other items

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abaca
nf. abaca, Manila hemp, Philippine plant which yields long fibers that are used to make rope and other items
 
abacà
nf. abaca, Manila hemp, Philippine plant which yields long fibers that are used to make rope and other items


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