Manila hemp


noun

a fibrous material made from the leafstalks of the abacá, Musa textilis, used for making ropes, fabrics, etc.

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Also called Manila, manilla.

Origin of Manila hemp

First recorded in 1850–55
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British Dictionary definitions for manila hemp

Manila hemp

Manilla hemp


noun

a fibre obtained from the plant abaca, used for rope, paper, etc
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