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henequen

or hen·e·quin

[ hen-uh-kin ]
/ ˈhɛn ə kɪn /
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noun
the fiber of an agave, Agave fourcroydes, of Yucatán, used for making ropes, coarse fabrics, etc.
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Origin of henequen

First recorded in 1875–80; from Latin American Spanish henequén, earlier geniquén, jeniquén, heniquén, perhaps from an Indigenous language of Hispaniola, where the word was allegedly first used
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British Dictionary definitions for henequen

henequen

henequin or heniquen

/ (ˈhɛnɪkɪn) /

noun
an agave plant, Agave fourcroydes, that is native to Yucatán
the fibre of this plant, used in making rope, twine, and coarse fabrics

Word Origin for henequen

C19: from American Spanish henequén, probably of Taino origin
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