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kenaf

[kuh-naf]
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noun
  1. a tropical plant, Hibiscus cannabinus, of the mallow family, yielding a fiber resembling jute.
  2. the fiber itself, used for cordage and textiles.

Origin of kenaf

1890–95; < Persian kanaf, variant of kanab; cognate with hemp
Also called deccan hemp, ambary.
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British Dictionary definitions for kenaf

kenaf

noun
  1. another name for ambary

Word Origin

from Persian
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