bowstring-hemp

bowstring hemp

noun
any of various fibrous plants of the genus Sansevieria, of Asia and Africa, having stiff, erect, variegated or mottled leaves, cultivated in the U.S. as an ornamental.

Origin:
1865–70

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bowstring hemp
 
n
a hemplike fibre obtained from the sansevieria

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