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bowstring hemp

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noun
  1. any of various fibrous plants of the genus Sansevieria, of Asia and Africa, having stiff, erect, variegated or mottled leaves, cultivated in the U.S. as an ornamental.

Origin of bowstring hemp

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for bowstring hemp

bowstring hemp

noun
  1. a hemplike fibre obtained from the sansevieria
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