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kenaf

[kuh-naf] /kəˈnæf/
noun
1.
a tropical plant, Hibiscus cannabinus, of the mallow family, yielding a fiber resembling jute.
2.
the fiber itself, used for cordage and textiles.
Also called deccan hemp, ambary.
Origin of kenaf
1890-1895
1890-95; < Persian kanaf, variant of kanab; cognate with hemp
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kenaf

/kəˈnæf/
noun
1.
another name for ambary
Word Origin
from Persian
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