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kenaf

[ kuh-naf ]
/ kəˈnæf /
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noun
a tropical plant, Hibiscus cannabinus, of the mallow family, yielding a fiber resembling jute.
the fiber itself, used for cordage and textiles.
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Also called deccan hemp, ambary.

Origin of kenaf

1890–95; <Persian kanaf, variant of kanab; cognate with hemp

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British Dictionary definitions for kenaf

kenaf
/ (kəˈnæf) /

noun
another name for ambary

Word Origin for kenaf

from Persian
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