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1. abaca, manila hemp, manilla hemp

a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines

2. abaca, manila hemp, musa textilis

Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc

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see synonyms of abaca
a Philippine plant, Musa textilis, related to the banana: family Musaceae. Its leafstalks are the source of Manila hemp
2.  another name for Manila hemp

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noun see also Manila hemp

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see synonyms of abaca
1. A bananalike plant (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines and having broad leaves with long stalks.
2. The fibers obtained from the stalks of this plant, used to make cordage, fabric, and paper. Also called manila, Manila hemp.

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