Abaca Definition

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[n] Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
[n] a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines


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banana, banana tree, hemp

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\Ab"a*ca\ ([a^]b"[.a]*k[.a]), n. [The native name.] The Manila-hemp plant ({Musa textilis}); also, its fiber. See {Manila hemp} under {Manila}.

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