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.
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- bowser boat,
- bowstring truss,
Origin of bowstring hemp
First recorded in 1865–70
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a hemplike fibre obtained from the sansevieria
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