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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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Examples from the web for kenaf
  • Ford says kenaf is a tropical plant that looks similar to bamboo and is related to cotton.
  • Fifty-five percent of dried kenaf stalks will be used to make paper.
  • Integrated kenaf, broiler manure and beef production system.
  • Viscoelastic properties of kenaf bast fiber in relation to stem age.
  • Companies have expressed interest in the combined lint cleaner, which can also be used with flax and kenaf.
British Dictionary definitions for kenaf

kenaf

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