|Manila hemp or Manilla hemp|
|a fibre obtained from the plant abaca, used for rope, paper, etc|
|Manilla hemp or Manilla hemp|
plant of the family Musaceae, and its fibre, which is second in importance among the leaf fibre group. Abaca fibre, unlike most other leaf fibres, is obtained from the plant leaf stalks (petioles). Although sometimes known as Manila hemp, Cebu hemp, or Davao hemp, the abaca plant is not related to true hemp.
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